“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Heavenly Father…” (Gospel reading: Matthew 5:43-48).
It is always so refreshing and hopeful to see young children who are reverent at Mass and at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Every little bit of their will may be super antsy, and yet these kids and tots are still able to retain their composure– and even pray sometimes! “Their parents must be such wonderful, loving, disciplining parents!” we may think in awe.
Yet we often forget our own Heavenly Parents.
We have a perfect Heavenly Father, and we show that we are His children when we imitate His perfect love. May we always go out of our way to love as He loves, even when every little bit of our will may be super weary.
We also have a Heavenly Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the most pure, humble, tender, and gentle woman that ever walked this earth!
Let us always retain the life of Christ (grace!) within us, for it was only Christ who was the Son of God and the Son of Mary! As children of Our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother, let us pray for those we do not like and for whom we have no interest. In doing so, we will show how wonderful, loving, and demanding (of purity of heart!) our own Heavenly Father and Holy Mother Mary are!
People will see God the Father and Mother Mary in us, and stand in awe of our capacity to love. Little do they know that we only give love like this because we have first received such love from our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother!
By God were made in love, to receive love and in turn to give love! What joy!