Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Sat. Aug 19, 2017

Jos 24:14-29; Mt 19:13-15

As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord! Joshua’s stirring words are a challenge that needs constant updating. The apostles thought they were “serving the Lord” by creating child-free zones lest they trigger any discomfort for the dear Lord. Instead, Jesus gave the kids priority seating — on his own lap! “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Catechists and teachers do such holy work, preparing children to come to Jesus in the sacraments, hopefully while sparking the child’s curiosity and wonder. Such is the work of the kingdom of heaven. I bless you, Lord, who even in the night exhort my heart!