Childish or Childlike?

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The prophesies of Isaiah point so clearly to Jesus. Want proof? Take a look at today’s first reading. In the Gospel reading from Luke 10, Jesus says that the Father has “revealed (these things) to the childlike.”

What does it mean to be childlike? Well, let me say this…there is a huge difference between being childlike and being childish. Unfortunately, I find myself being childish more often than I do being childlike. Being childish means saying things like, “That’s not fair!” “You can’t make me!” or “You’re not the boss of me!”

Being childlike means trusting God. Children trust their parents to take care of them. They believe what their parents tell them. Skepticism doesn’t come until later in life. So, in the spiritual life, being childlike means that we believe what God says, and trust in Him to take care of our every need. As a loving Father, He will never disappoint.

Father, help us to be less childish and more childlike. Help us to believe and trust you more each day. Amen.

Today’s Readings

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