October 23, 2006

Foiling the Enemy

Yesterday I was leading a children's liturgy of the Word, and I asked the kids why we make the sign of the cross on our forehead, lips, and heart as we begin to hear the Gospel.

One little girl raised her hand and said, "Because we should think about Jesus, and tell him that we love him." Who could improve on an answer like that?

It brought Psalm 8:3 to mind: Out of the mouths of children and of babes you have found praise to foil the enemy and the avenger.


Brother Lesser said...

"Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."

In the darkness of the night, we should see ourselves as little children reaching up to our Big Brother, Jesus, and beg him to take our hands and lead us out of the darkness into the light!

Thank you for this wonderful posting, dear Friar!

Monk-in-Training said...

What a powerful image, thank you for sharing it.