Saturday, March 2, 2019

Approach Jesus with the Confidence of a Child

“And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them. Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mk. 10, 13-16).

How many things we can learn from children: their simplicity, their joy, their enthusiasm, their innocence, their purity, but especially we can learn their serene confidence. A child knows very well that his parents love him and that is why he trusts blindly in them. He does not question things; he simply abandons himself to the will of his parents. It is precisely that trust that pleases Christ the most and He invites us to imitate children in our relationship with the Heavenly Father.

God is an infinitely good Father and He is always trying to show us His love, but He asks us to be like children, to accept with simplicity His plans and abandon ourselves in His arms, with the full confidence that His love for us is greater and more powerful than any setback.

Joy is the reflection of a soul that trusts in God and is the clearest and most eloquent hallmark of Christian faith, that is why we should strive to spread it to all those who come to us, knowing that our joy is a silent but eloquent word that speaks of God's love and trust in Him.