Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022117.cfm
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.
They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. For they had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”
What love Jesus has for children. We are all children of God but the youngest accept Him so much better than we do. We have lost that awe and wonder that children have – we have lost our ability to see miracles. We have lost sight of the value of a child. If we had not, we would never have allowed the abortion of all those children over the years to occur. They belong to God, just as we do. They have rights, just as we do. But because we have lost our ability to see the miraculous we take away their lives. Where do you stand? With Jesus and the little children or with the world who thinks murdering them is okay?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your children are precious. One time I was blind, did not see them as you do, but because of your love, my vision has cleared and my heart embraces them as your miracles. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise, Amen.
Commit your life to the Lord, and he will help you.