Suffer Like Children

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019, Week VII, Year I
Sirach 2:1-11///Mark 9:30-37
Dearest Lord Jesus Christ:

Last Wednesday evening I visited to anoint with oil one of your beloved poor patients in the government hospital.  She died eventually two days after.

But what remained etched in my memory was the sight of some children crying in pain at the emergency room.

I have always wondered how difficult it must be for children to be sick when they cannot speak of what they feel that they simply cry and hold on to their mother and maybe trust her and the doctors attending.

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me” (Mk.9:37).

Give me O Lord that same grace of children to suffer and bear all pains.

Teach me O Lord “to trust God and wait for His mercy, hope in Him and love in Him so my heart may be enlightened” (Sir.2:6-9).  Amen.
Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

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