August 11, 2020

My reflection today comes from Living Faith:

“There are some phrases in Scripture that I carry around like a mental hard candy that I can pull out and suck on in a moment of anxiety or fear to savor the sweetness of God’s promises.

A phrase in today’s gospel is one of these for many:’ Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matthew 18:4). It’s reassuring to think that toiling away at our own little spiritual chores and works of mercy, without fanfare, will be noticed by God. Looking at national and world events, we can feel so terribly insignificant and powerless to make the world better. It can be easy to despair. But, if we all do our own little part, the whole world can be transformed. This, I think, is what it means to be like a child.

Today, let us all be as aware as children of what’s going on right in front of us. Let us do whatever we can to make God’s promises more true for others.” Aileen O’Donoghue

 This is so true. If everyone in our world followed these thoughts what a better world it would be.  each one of us can begin in our own little world. God gives us the grace to make ordinary things extraordinary.