The Childlike Nature

Tuesday, 3-12-2013

Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, priest

Readings for the day:
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13,17
Luke 10:21-24

Reflection:

Jesus rejoiced in the holy spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. -Luke 10:21

Is it the case that God does not want the learned to understand his ways and get to know his saving grace, I don’t think so. But rather, God invites all to be childlike, to be simple, dependent and faithful. The one that exalts himself to be learned and wise don’t get to see much in the beautiful words of God. We should rather make our heart ever youthful and follow earnestly what God wants from us, this is what makes us truly wise and learned. Children learn everything virtually from their parent, we should likewise ask and learn everything from God.

We should seek Jesus Christ whom God has given all things, to reveal himself to us, not until then we can’t fully know him. Let us turn to the bride of Christ, the Church, to lead us to the heart of Jesus. Let us also pray for the gifts of the holy spirit, the spirit that directs all good actions in us, that it should lead us to the father through Christ.

Let us then Pray for the heart to be simple, dependent and faithful to God and never depart our eyes from Jesus whom Father has given all things. Let’s learn from saint francis xavier whom we honor today who lived a simple life in conformity with the gospel and he enabled the spirit work in him.

God Help us

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About Michael Ogundele

A writer, ardent reader and lover of nature. fell in love with writing five years back and I've been engraved in her arms ever since. I share my little way of writing poetry and reflections based on Catholic faith and Spirituality on this space. I hope you enjoy reading as we ride the same chariot to the leafy greens. Do follow me and together, let us jump into the ocean of my ink.
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