Childlike Wonder

Dear Parishioners,
 

Is there ever a time when we may be struggling with our prayer life? If we are finding it hard to pray or worship, maybe it's because we have let our sense of childlike wonder be hidden.

Maybe it's because we haven't taken seriously Jesus' words in today's gospel, "Whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." Maybe it's because we have lost our sense of childlike wonder at the world.

The modern novelist John Updike warns us what can happen when we lose touch with the younger members of God's Family. Updike says, "If we adults do not keep on speaking terms with children, we cease being human beings and become machines for eating and earning money."

Let's keep that childlike wonder. This will prevent us from struggling with our prayer life. It will enable us to remember the words Jesus said in today's gospel, "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

 

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Dominick