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Sunday, October 4, 2015
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.”
Lord, let me truly hear your invitation to trust you like a child. Too often I rely only on my own abilities and decisions without ever thinking of you and trusting you.
I know I often fail to turn to you with a childlike trust that you will guide me and assist me at all times. I am taken up with the problems of everyday life that I believe I must solve.
I need your Holy Spirit, Lord. I need help in being humble so that I will rely on you and not on myself. It is so hard, Lord, to trust in you when so much of my day is spent trying to control my life and determine my own way.
Yet you call me to be like a child, open and dependent on you so that I may gain the Kingdom.
Soften my heart, Lord, so that I will learn to trust you as children trust their parents to lead and teach them. I know that you want the very best for me, Lord, and will always care for me if I but trust. Help me, Lord, to place my life in your hands so that I may enter into your Kingdom. Amen.
— Fr. Peter Precourt, AA
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA