Thursday 2nd October – Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
Reflection: Matthew 18: 1-5, 10
Humility is a principal virtue and is indispensable in our Christian journey. Christ says today that “whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven”. The simplicity and humility of a child is what Christ calls you and I to take up. Humility enables us to see everybody as one in Christ without discriminating. It deepens our love for one another as Christ has commanded. Humility also helps us to accept our faults and make effort to amend them.
The Lord resists the proud but raises up the humble. As humans, there is a tendency for us to be proud and to think big of ourselves. Let us look to our Lord Jesus as an example of humility; He humbled himself to become man and to die on the cross for the redemption of you and I. Let us therefore look deep into ourselves today and make a decision against every spirit of pride. We should rather in all humility extend love to everyone.
PRAYER: Lord, please take out of me every seed of pride and grant me the grace of humility. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 85 – Why is Mary our mother also?
Mary is our mother because Christ the Lord gave her to us as a mother.
“Woman, behold, your son!. . . Behold, your mother!” (Jn 19:26b-27a). The second command, which Jesus spoke from the Cross to John, has always been understood by the Church as an act of entrusting the whole Church to Mary. Thus Mary is our mother, too. We may call upon her and ask her to intercede with God.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Whoever humbles himself like this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18: 4 RSV-CE
Readings for Today: Job 19: 21-27; Psalm 27: 7-9, 13-14; Matthew 18:1-5,10