A short reflection on children 

Posted: March 15, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

When Jesus said “‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’” one of the firsts that should come to mind are children. Matt 25:45
Many are entrusted as guardians of these little ones by God our Father, whether they are called parents, teachers, Cathechists and so on. Hence are we serving them with great love and humility?

Do you truly welcome them with a warm smile, an embrace in His love? Or instead frown upon them looking at the many tasks that you would have to perform for them?

Will shouting and screaming at them out of frustration allow them to better hear you? Better learn from their mistakes? Are you not imprisoning them in fear?

If you do not feed them adequate food or drink please don’t use tough love as an excuse! Are you worried that God our Father will not provide? Even if you have to pay out of pocket will you not be rewarded? How will they hunger and thirst after God, when their bellies are empty and a void placed in their hearts by your indifference?

If you cannot love them as you so love yourself then you are not fit for the Kingdom of God.

Lord Jesus have mercy on us, teach us and show us the way, the truth and the life we are to lead. Amen

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