Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Readings: Job 1:6-22 | Ps 17:1-3, 6-7 | Lk 9:46-50

Jesus is approached with a question from his disciples. “Who is the greatest? How disappointed Jesus must have been. But how good it is for us because it gave Jesus an opportunity to teach us a very important lesson. Jesus tells us that we must be open to all people in our lives and to welcome them without consideration of status in life. The next logical understanding then is that we do not look or desire to be greater than anyone else. All are considered important in God’s eyes. Jesus died for each person without regard to merit. How large our God is !! If only we could develop this attitude how different our world would be. We would not be striving to be numero uno and we would not desire more attention than others.

Take time to reflect on your motivation. Do you do things for honor or reward? How can you become more like a child and adopt that open loving way? What can you do today?

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