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"Love and Other Kid Stuff"

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Taken together, these two brief lessons can be seen as the New Testament in microcosm. Love trumps legalism. God's priorities are not the world's priorities. The proud and the powerful are put on notice: Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it. And to cap it all, the love of Jesus is always accessible. It's there for the taking, as when: He embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.

Not a word of what Jesus said to the children is recorded in scripture, but what a powerful lesson he preached. He swept aside the barriers raised against the children. He did not just talk to them of God's love. He held them in that love. He blessed them with it. In imitation of Christ's powerful lesson, St. Francis urges us: "Preach the gospel at all times...use words when necessary." What a lesson for those of us still too inhibited or politically correct to proclaim Christ to the world. While we gather courage to vocally evangelize, let our love do the preaching for us.

God love you,