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Come To Me

posted Jul 5, 2014, 10:22 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Jul 5, 2014, 10:23 AM ]
6 July 2014 ( 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time )
Come To Me
When we go through life stages, many of us are proud of our achievements, such as the knowledge we’ve collected, the titles we’ve obtained, or the wealth we’ve amassed. It becomes quite a challenge to accept criticism or even new ideas about how to do things, how to live, especially when we’ve succeeded pretty well while using our own methods. In our confidence, we may look down upon those whom we feel are unsuccessful. So Jesus’ comments and reprimands must have rankled those in position of authority, especially when He seemed to promote the idea that the “children”, the sinners and unworthy would be favoured more by God. Are we the learned or the student? Do we consider ourselves advanced in our relationship with God, that we ‘know’ Him better as we proclaim to be Christians? Or should we evoke our inner child, to enable us to look upon Him with the wonder of the innocent and the infants of this world, with complete trust and love, ready to receive our Father’s grace and mercy with open hearts and minds?
Church of the Risen Christ,
Jul 5, 2014, 10:22 AM