March 18, 2023

Children are often our best teachers in the spiritual life.  Because their intellectual structures are not yet fully developed, they do not get stuck in the same logical traps that we adults do.  Rather, children necessarily live by the spirit, showing emotion, being honest, feeling deeply, giving freely, and letting things go.  It is no wonder then that Jesus proclaims children as heirs to eternal life! (Lk 18:16).  The next time therefore we start taking ourselves too seriously, or are tempted to pull a power-move on a colleague, or simply get in the habit of going through the motions of daily life, let’s not forget that we were once children ourselves and that our salvation is nothing more than the slow work of remembering this child-like identity, our deepest and most authentic self.  Indeed, out of the mouths of such babes and infants (Ps 8:2) the whole world shall be reborn (Jn 3:1-10).  Ave Crux, Spes Unica.

2 thoughts on “March 18, 2023

  1. Amen to this…Indeed, out of the mouths of such babes and infants (Ps 8:2) the whole world shall be reborn (Jn 3:1-10). Think of how our elderly become child-like before they return to our Heavenly Father. Coincidence…I think not.

  2. So true, thank you Margie! “Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” (Jn 21:18-19)

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