Reflection of the week

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In Australia, Universal Children’s Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Wednesday of October. This week’s reflection focuses on children and child-like faith.

Children are a special part of our society. This week is Children's Week (21-29 October). We can learn a lot from the faith of a child. Unquestioningly, they accept God’s love, and are joyful in their faith. Jesus had a special place in his heart for children

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. – Mark 10:13-16


Lord, thank you for your compassion and love for children. May we learn from this account the lesson you would have us know and embrace a child-like faith and love for you. Let me see the world differently, like a child, in awe of the many wonders and blessings surrounding us. Make my heart soft and gentle towards you, and your people. Thank you for the gift of children. Amen.

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