May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Bonaventure

Learn more about St. Bonaventure: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=169

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071515.cfm

At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” 

Have you ever watched a child when they pray, when they are at play, when they sleep? They have complete faith and trust in the Lord. It shows in the joy and abandon they have when they pray and play. They do not hesitate to ask for what they want, in total faith they will receive it. When they sleep it is calm and dreamless, trusting in their angels to watch over them. That is how the Lord wants us to be! Pure, open, trusting and free. Are you? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father thank you for all the joy and freedom you have brought into my life. May I always trust you and be faithful to your word, in Jesus holy name, Amen. 

The Lord is kind and merciful.

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