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