Gospel: Mt 18:1-5, 10
At that time, the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
Then Jesus called a little child, set the child in the midst of the disciples, and said, “I assure you, that, unless you change, and become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble, like this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, and whoever receives such a child, in my name, receives me.
See that you do not despise any of these little ones; for I tell you, their angels in heaven continually see the face of my heavenly Father.
Read: The great light has come into human lives in the form of a little child. In and through this little child, we will be transformed into children of God. One who is great in the Kingdom of God is one who can receive God in and through little things and people, and become like a child.
Reflect: How do I define greatness in myself and others? Am I able to recognize greatness in mundane things and ordinary people? Am I ready to be like a little child? How receptive am I towards people who appear to be little and insignificant in the eyes of the world?
Pray: Pray for the gift of humility.
Act: Reach out to someone who is on the peripheries of the society.