I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reflection for October 2, Friday the Holy Guardian Angels: Matthew 18:1-5, 10

Gospel: Matthew 18:1-5, 10
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.”
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Try looking at the face of a child, try also looking at the face of an adult. Which of them give you more joy? Of course it’s the face of the child.

Jesus in the gospel gives us the secret on how we can enter the kingdom of heaven. No other than to become like children or to be childlike, why? It’s for the reason of the pureness of their thoughts and the absence of sin.  No wonder being childlike is the key for us to enter God’s kingdom in heaven.

But are we childlike in terms of the pureness of our thoughts and absence of sin? Of course we are not! Who among us could say that our thoughts are as pure as a child?  Who among us could say that we are without sin? Of course nobody because we are all sinners we sin through our words, actions and thoughts.

Nevertheless, it’s not yet late for us to go back to Jesus and be childlike before Him. Jesus through the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession is always inviting us to humble ourselves before Him. To be like a child who humbly runs to his parents with reckless abandon once he sees them coming home.

It takes childlike humility for you to go to Confession, are you humble like a child? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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