Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let the Little Children Come to Me

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Matthew 19:13-15 (Let the Little Children Come to Me)

There is a young woman visiting the Poor Clares this weekend.  Pray for her and Mother Abbess as they discern God’s will.  And 16 girls have signed up for the Sisters Vocation Day on August 20-21.  There is still room for anyone else who wants to come!  A mother of 3 girls contacted Mother Abbess to inquire if her children could come.  She thought they might be a little young…How young?  4, 6 and 7!  Although Mother Abbess is an experienced and versatile speaker, she thought that it might be beyond her capabilities to address such a diverse audience and attend adequately to all their needs, so she suggested that the youngsters come at a different time.  “Let the little children come to me” said Jesus in today’s Gospel, “for to such belong the kingdom of heaven”.  Little children are so open to God and the things of God.  Mother Abbess always delights in speaking with them, for they respond instinctively to the beauty of a life given over to divine Love.  So pray for these little ones who are excited about having their own “Come and See Day” with the Poor Clares.

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