Be Childlike In Trusting Love

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Our Lord calls us to be ‘like little children’, not childish in understanding, but childlike in trusting love. I feel this most keenly in the moment of receiving the Host on the tongue: mouth open, like a little bird. At first, it made me feel awkward, abashed, not like an adult. This was all to the good. I am reminded that it is not by being a confident academic, a defender of the faith, that I somehow merit this grace; rather, I am a child coming to her Father, secure in the knowledge that she is loved completely.

(Holly Ordway from her book Not God’s Type)

 

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