Saturday, August 14, 2010
St. Maximilian Kolbe
"For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Really?! The kingdom of heaven belongs to the messy, loud, whiney, rambunctious, silly, playful and imaginative? WOW! And I thought I had to be good.
One more thing: Kids aren't perfect. They don't always follow the rules. That's probably why the disciples tried to shoo them away. But children are passionate and loyal and true. They love wholly and fully, without an agenda. They aren't afraid, and if they are, they rely fully on the one that's bigger and stronger than them. We are God's children, and he wants us to learn how to love him from our own kids.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I am your precious child. Thank you for loving me and teaching me how to love you in return. Help me to learn that innocent, childlike love from my own kids, and to enjoy their childhood while it is here. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Maximillian, pray for me.
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