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Reflection on the Gospel of the Friday In The Twenty-Sixth Week In Ordinary Time

Matthew 18:1-5

Legends inspire us and we normally look up to people with big achievements. Many achievers  are rich and famous and there are also some who are very grounded and live the simple life, clear in thought, uncomplicated and  live every day of their life to the fullest. some names that immediately flash through my mind are Mother Theresa, Sudha Murthy , Pope Francis. they  have led by example and been very simple and focussed  on improvement, empowerment  etc. 

Jesus’ disciples seemed still lost in searching for their King, Saviour, Messiah, in someone  big, influential , larger than life persona but  Jesus instead presents a very contrasting picture of a child – for greatness. A childlike behaviour seeks equality, trust, total dependence on the Parents and  a joy that  is so simple and pure. Every day for a child is a discovery, enjoying the moment  and not a care of what is to come next!

Jesus asks us to be childlike and humble  to enter the Kingdom of God. We have conditioned ourselves so much that we cannot let go of our fears, thoughts, emotions that make us judge and  hold us back from simply loving  the other. What is the greatness that we seek?

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