Today's Gospel is taken from Matthew 18.
At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost." (Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14)
I just find it fitting to share what I heard over the radio this morning. Lala Roque, one of DZBB's broadcaster, told this cute and inspiring conversation between a mother and child:
Mother: Naku, mukhang wala ka na namang pasok. Malakas na naman ang ulan. (It seems like you won't have classes again because of the heavy rains.)
Child: Hindi po. May pasok na po ako kasi nag-pray po ako kay God na tumigil na yung ulan. (No Mom, I will have classes today because I prayed to God that the rain would stop.)
Such great faith! :) If only we can have a faith like that, we can rest assured that everything will be alright, we will be at peace, knowing that our Father is strong, great, and powerful.
Child-like faith. Dependent. Trusting. Believing. :)