Today, Jesus reminds us that those who are humble enough to learn like children will be the ones that will hear His message and find real peace.
Lord, open my heart to know your will in my life. When I am scared to ask, give me courage. When I think I know what you want, give me confirmation. When I do not like the answer, give me trust. When I cannot hear your voice, give me ears to hear. Lord, help me to have true joy in whatever you ask of me. Amen
One day Jesus said, "Praise be to you, father, for you have not chosen to reveal yourself to the clever and wise but to people who see the world through childlike eyes. You have shared your wisdom with those filled with innocence and simplicity." Then Jesus said, "Come to me with your worries and troubles, and I will take care of you. I am kind and gentle, an I will help you to find real peace".
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmTXbb3hDuw&t=279s (Credit to Catholic Kids Homilies)
Say: This reading begins with a prayer that Jesus prays to his Father. What does Jesus say in this prayer about who learns the most about God? (Jesus says that the “little ones” learn more about God than “the wise and the learned.”)
Say: Jesus tells us how we learn about God. What does he say? (Jesus says that we learn about God by knowing Jesus, because Jesus reveals God to us. Jesus lets us see God.) What does Jesus say in the last part of this reading about the difficulty of learning about God? (Jesus says that it will be easy.)
Ask: What are some things that you have learned about God? Let’s add these things to the list that we made when we began. Add these items to the list of things that these young people have learned.