Dear Brothers and Sisters,
How many of us truly listen to God’s Holy Word in the Scriptures, especially in hearing the Gospels spoken to us at Sunday Mass? Today’s Gospel invites us to listen and to hear our need to have the humility of a little child. Listen, please to Jesus:
…“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”
Do we take Jesus seriously? Do we spend time asking Him for the grace to “receive Him” and realize by grace, we are welcoming the One who sent Him? The spirit of the world does not receive children, nor does it value true humility, because’s the spirit of the world loves "self"and ignores God.
I would be grateful to hear your thoughts on today’s Gospel, and your desire to listen to God speaking to us in His Revealed Word of Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church. Thanks.