From today’s Gospel reading:
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
putting his arm around it, he said to them,
"Whoever receives one child such as this in my name,
As we celebrate the "true presence" of Jesus in today’s
Eucharist, we might consider where in the world we also discover his
true presence. We could begin looking in the direction he points
today, to the least. "Whoever receives one child such as this in my
name, receives me."
So we ask ourselves:
- Can I "receive" and accept the child within myself – the
vulnerable and scared little one whom God has already accepted?
- What can I do or say to protect the children in my church,
community or world?