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Oct 05 2018

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Pew Leaflet 7 October 2018

REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK

CHILDISH OR CHILDLIKE FAITH

Children possess an uncomplicated but genuine, straight-to-the-heart understanding of the things of God that for some reason we adults sadly outgrow. Childlike faith is never discouraged, cynical, or jaded; never ceases to be amazed and grateful for the many ways God reveals his presence in our lives. The faith of a child is anything but “childish”. It is the childlike quality of faith Jesus asks his followers to embrace: faith that does not separate words and actions, that is centred in loving God and others without condition or expectation. The power of such simple childlike faith is its ability to overcome every rationalization, fear, complication, and agenda in order to mirror the selfless generosity of Christ Jesus. Only in embracing childlike kindness, compassion, and forgiveness can we realize the kingdom of God.

Living Liturgy 2018, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time; p224

Pentecost B20 – 7 Oct – Baptism.pdf

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