Saturday 2 March 2019
Ecclesiasticus 17:1-15. Psalm 102(103):13-18. Mark 10:13-16.
The Lord’s kindness is everlasting to those who fear him. Psalm 102(103):13-18
‘Receive the kingdom of God as a little child.’
Watching young children explore their world can be a marvellous sight. Through the eyes of children, the adult once again finds the wonders of creation brought into stark relief. At play with a child, self-consciousness, ambition and the cares of the world can and must be left at the door. The adult is greeted with the purist form of openness and trust. These are just some of the qualities that God asks of us in growing in our relationship with him. They are the very stuff of which conversion of heart is made of. The foundress of the Focalare movement, Chiara Lubich recognised this and offered this advice, ‘the child is open to any adventure. So it should be with you. Don’t put any obstacles in the way of your progressive union with Christ, a progress which should continue throughout your whole life.’