Reflect: Children allow themselves to be held, to be led by the hand. They are aware they cannot provide for themselves and are willing to ask for what they need and want. So often, as we grow older, dependence is seen as a limitation, a limp, a sign of incapacity or even laziness. We are taught to muscle through things, to get it done- and if you want it done right, by yourself. Jesus tells us we need to become like children to enter the Kingdom- not childish- but utterly and happily dependent on the Father who gives good gifts to His children.
Share: Practical suggestion…Find a place where you can be “alone with the Father who sees you in secret”- close the door and make yourself small. Sit on floor, or lay prostrate or kneel- become little- and whisper to Him sincerely and plainly what you feel like you need- physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Tell Him what you have a hard time with, what you resent, what you regret and ask Him to give you the grace to surrender everything into His hands in trust.
Pray: Pray the Litany of Trust in the morning and at night. Download it here.
Sr. Bethany Madonna, SV