The disciples rebuked those who brought their children to Jesus but He intervened saying, “Let the little children come to me … for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”. (Matthew 19:14)
“Little children come to me…”
We all adore children. The reason: their innocence, their trust, their love…! Whatever it is, may I forever mimic their behaviour, so God will always love me.
Lord Jesus, guide me through the difficulties of this life. Renew my strength, courage and determination, so that one day I will join your children; the Angels and Saints of Heaven.
Prayer: Peace (St Francis of Assisi)
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.