Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Oct. 3, 2021

Reflection for Oct. 3, 2021

New eyes

Children remind us to   see and welcome Jesus   with pure joy 

by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

On this Respect Life Sunday our Gospel tells us the disciples were upset that children were being brought to Jesus for a blessing. Jesus tells them: “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to  such as these." (Mark 10:14). Aren’t children curious and filled with wonder and excitement? They trust and look at the world with new eyes. They are open to life and all that life offers them. Imagine the joy children brought to Jesus and the joy Jesus brought to them. No wonder he wanted them near him.

  • What would our world be like if we all took on those child-like qualities? 
  • How do we bring joy and hope to our fragile world?

“…the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”


10/01/2021 12:03 pm

When I became "GraMa" Nov. 10, 2007, and saw my first grandchild for the very first time, I received -- and gave -- a most incredible and amazing kind of love that I had not known before. It was as if I was "in the Garden of Eden," looking into the "First Creation ....." I started telling people that God gives "GraMa hormones ....." :)

When my second grandchild was three years old, the Fall of 2011, I wrote, "Through the heart of a three-year-old child is my way to G O D."

There was no other way to describe the 'experience' of being loved by, with, and for -- and loving so completely, so full-heartedly, so extremely and extravagantly -- a child, 'pure gift-of-God.'

Father Bill Jacobs
10/04/2021 8:36 am

Wonderful Reflection Sister! I loved the probing questions - they make us think. God Bless all of you Good Sisters. Sure do miss you folks. You are always in my Prayers.

Father Bill

P.S. Could you & the Sisters keep me in Prayer as I battle the "Parkinson's Disease."

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