What does it mean to be child-like? Innocence, trust, and simplicity are some of the characteristics that come to mind...
|Bl. Pope John Paul II and Maria Bambina|
* Innocence * Simplicity * Humility * Obedience *
* Patience * Love of God * Love of Neighbor * Detachment * * Purity * Silence * Meekness * Modesty *
With such virtues, the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by storm. For how can God resist a soul endowed with even just one attribute of His Son, the Child Jesus or Mary, His virginal Daughter, Mother, and Spouse?
I am setting this goal for my daily life: to say the Infancy Chaplet every day from now until September 8th, the Nativity of Mary.
Lord, I trust in Your Love.
I am not afraid because You are with me.
All I ask is that You help me to grow in Love
and in whatever other particular virtues of childhood You desire to see in me.
Lord, I surrender all to You,
for the praise of Your Glory forever!