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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 12, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


I am a sinner! Oh how often I have fallen! Yet I always return to my loving Father through the Sacrament of reconciliation; He has established through His Son. Not so I can be cleansed to sin again. But to be made pure so as not to fall into deeper sin, to be renewed and strengthened that I may sin no more or that I may be strengthened that I may overcome addictions resolutely. Knowing His great love for me will prevail.

Let me always possess the heart of a child for my God, my Father. Always in awe of His wonders, His glory, all that He has fashioned with His mighty yet gentle Hands. Let me possess the insatiable hunger and thirst of a child for knowledge of Him, of His way, His truth, His life. Let me possess the tender loving, innocent heart of a child in my love for others. Let me possess the obedience of that loving child, always reverent, respectful and eager to give Him glory in service of Him and others. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 18:1–5, 10, 12–14

The disciples approached Jesus and said,“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety–nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety–nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.”