Prayer for us grownups!
children ran towards you and you welcomed them with open arms reprimanding those who wished to keep them under control.
We have lived as children, and have grown up leaving behind something of the trust,enthusiasm,vulnerability,curiosity,imagination,openness,acceptance,the playfulness of childhood.
We too often reprimand children,'They don't behave.' 'They’re too noisy.'And yet we want children to be present -'They are the church of tomorrow!'
Jesus you call children to be part of the church not because they are church of tomorrow but because the Holy Spirit speaks through them today because they remind us of the essence of our humanitybecause they invite us to become again the child we once knew because we need to be like them......
and playful to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Help us to be more childlike.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
posted by Fran at 8:01 AM