I have amazing grandchildren. They surprise me every time I see them – they are so smart and funny, and they have the sweetest little hearts. But think about how simple their little minds are when they are young. Now, realize that, as you grew up, how that innocence and simplicity seemed to be a fleeting memory as you reached adulthood. There is an innocence to a child’s thoughts and actions; a simplicity that we may have long ago forgotten.
So, when Jesus brings a child to him to sit at his right side, what an honorable place for this little innocent, humble soul. The least among you is the greatest. With a child, there is no pridefulness, no vanity or self-aggrandizement. Their hearts are pure, and we should empty ourselves of all those things that prevent us from having that pure and simply beautiful relationship with Christ.
Cleanse yourself of those things that prevent you from having a heart that is pure. Honor our God with your humility and serve Him as Jesus did.
Patty Masson supports the Passionists from Spring, Texas.
May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts!