Advent Series: Childlike Simplicity

‘Although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike’ – Luke 10:21

“If there’s one thing that marks the presence of God, it’s humility rather than making a scene. When it comes to God and His action in the world, it is “the simple things” that marks His presence” – Pope Francis

In a world where power and fame are everything, Jesus invites us to a life of simplicity. He teaches us that only if we are simple and humble like a child without any prejudices in our mind, will we be able to experience Christ.

“Remain humble, remain simple. The more you are so, the more good you will do” – St. John Vianney

Do we lead simple lives? Or are we focused on fame, power, wealth and position?
Let us try to live by the words of St. Francis de Sales:

‘In everything, love simplicity’.

Let us pray:

“O Jesus, my Love, may my heart be consumed in loving Thee; make me humble and holy; give me childlike simplicity; transform me into thy holy love” – St. Paul of the Cross

Exercise
Spend a day without texting or using your phone. Instead take time out to write a few handwritten notes/letters to the people who really matter in your life.

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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