Jul 17 (Mt 11:25-27)

BIG things often come in small packages!

>> BIG innovations are made by those who lower themselves, to seek higher!!

>> BIG mysteries are experienced by those who make themselves little, to be in awe of them!!!

It is only by being little that we ever discover anything big!

The Lord today His raises heart to the Father in praise, “I give praise to You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike” (Mt11:25)

It is an unfortunate truth that those who think they KNOW, often fail to LEARN

…those who assume to be learned, often fall short of being taught

…those who presuppose to be Wise, mostly are unsuccessful in discovering newer truths.

Many of the Pharisees and the Scribes, during Jesus’ time, belonged to this category.

Jesus, the teacher-par-excellence came explaining the Truth and the Mystery of the Law..

>> The Wise and Learned of the Society failed to assimilate Him.

>> The simple and the open-hearted…the disciples and others…were able to accept Him!

It is only by being little that we ever discover anything big!

For our Spiritual Life, Kids can teach us much.

>> Little children can educate us to a great extent…

1. A Sense of Total Dependence:

Little children depend on the elders for their sustenance.

We need to depend on God, who is our Father and who loves to lavish His goodness on us.

This does not, of course mean, a lazy attitude to life…rather, a Holy Disposition, of realizing, that “Whatever Happens in my Life, I know, God will take care of Me!”

Do I nurture a sense of Total Dependence on God?

It is only by being little that we ever discover anything big!

2. An attitude of Immense Enthusiasm:

Little children are full of life, vigour and enthusiasm.

The story of many of our lives could be sadly declared as, “Died at 30, buried at 70″!

The modern day tension and worries of life take away the zing and dynamism from our lives…

>> We tend to become…

… “a people of routine”

… “an individual of listlessness”

… “a society of apathy”

… and “an order of sluggishness”!

Life seems boring

>> Life turns out to be lacklustre.

Have I lost an attitude of Immense Enthusiasm?

It is only by being little that we ever discover anything big!

3. A Touch of Tenderness:

Little children symbolize tenderness and warmth.

Our hustle-bustle lives, however, tend to be more showered with rude words, tough looks, angry gestures and impolite manners.

>> Our hearts lose tenderness.

>> Our eyes remain shut in callousness.

Have I lost a touch of Tenderness?

It is only by being little that we ever discover anything big!

Let us seek to nurture and preserve the “childlikeness” in us!

May the following simple prayer of a child, be a similar prayer that we too raise to God, our Father:

“Hi, it’s me, just come to pray

And thank you for a fun-filled day!

You’ve been with me, so I know You’ve seen

All the great exciting things.

But also when I’m sad or cross

I know you love me, no matter what!

So help me rest and go to sleep

And feel the peace of your love for me.”

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Quotable-quote-a-day-with-St Francis de Sales (SFS) – “And when children begin to use their reason, fathers and mothers should take great pains to fill their hearts with the fear of God.

This the good Queen Blanche did most earnestly by St. Louis, her son.

>> Witness her oft-repeated words, “My son, I would sooner see you die than guilty of a mortal sin;”

… words which sank so deeply into the saintly monarch’s heart, that he himself said there was no day on which they did not recur to his mind, and strengthen him in treading God’s ways.

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One thought on “Jul 17 (Mt 11:25-27)

  1. THANK YOU FOR THE EXCELLENT SERVICE.. VERY USEFUL

    GOD BLESS

    TERRIE

    On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 9:14 PM Reflection Capsules wrote:

    > Fr Jijo Manjackal MSFS posted: “BIG things often come in small packages! > >> BIG innovations are made by those who lower themselves, to seek higher!! > >> BIG mysteries are experienced by those who make themselves little, to be > in awe of them!!! It is only by being little th” >

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