Daddys Little Girl
Saturday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time
Scriptural Readings: James 5:13-20; Psalm 141:1-2, 3 and 8; Mark 10:13-16
My dear encountered couples:
To God, all of us are children. You know how it is with your parents. No matter how old you are, how responsible, how successful, you are still mommy and daddy’s little girl, their little boy. And they are always pointing out your mistakes and giving you advice.
It might get on your nerves, but you know they do it because they love you. And when you tell them to stop treating you like a child, they just smile and continue prodding you on to be better than you already are. If you have children of your own you’re probably doing the same thing to them. And so is God - with all of us.
God loves each and every one of us as if we were his only child. We are the apple of his eye, the cream in his coffee, the sugar on his cereal. He acts as if all his happiness depends on us and how we turn out. He loves us so much that he wants us to be the best children we can possibly be - for our own good, of course.
Isn’t that what your parents always say? “I want you to be the best, not for my good, but for yours.” And so, like the typical parent, God never stops trying to improve us. He does this through experiences we have every day with people and things. He is always finding ways to teach us, correct us, advise us, better us, arranging things in our lives which will help us grow up to become nothing but the best.
“I assure you,” Jesus said. “Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a little child shall not enter into it.’ Then he embraced the children around him and blessed them, placing his hands on them.” Will entering heaven put an end to God treating us like little children? What do you think?