Years ago there was a movie called, Little Lord Fauntleroy. It was about a seven-year-old boy who went to live with his grandfather, who was a wealthy man and had many people working under him.
The old man was basically selfish and mean. But the little boy idolized him so much that he couldn’t see this. He thought his grandfather was generous and kind. Over and over he would say to him, “Grandfather! How people must love you! I’ll bet they love you almost as much as I do.”
To make a long story short, the little boy’s love gradually softens the old man’s heart, and he becomes the kind of person his grandson thinks him to be.
This story is like the parable Jesus tells in today’s gospel. It shows us how His love for us can change us and give us the power to become the kind of loving people He sees us to be.
Sincerely in Christ,