When you’ve been neglected or mistreated, it can be very hard to see your own worth. You get used to being downtrodden and can forget – or fail to believe – that you are indeed a child of God.
FROM FORGIVING MOTHER: A MARIAN NOVENA OF HEALING AND PEACE
“A childlike person has a heart that is both uncomplicated and wise, loving, and trusting in God as Father. A childlike person feels sheltered and safe in God’s love, with a sound faith and confidence in both God and in his own strength (which has been given to him by God). He lives his life peacefully and without worry about the past or future. A truly childlike person can cope with, and even overcome, anxiety. A child knows that whatever happens to him at every moment was foreseen for him by the Father and will contribute to his formation. The childlike person’s only concern is to discover what God wants from him right now.”
Let us pray for those who fail to believe that they are indeed children of God.
O MOTHER, IN YOUR HOLY HEART
O Mother, in your holy heart
deeply inscribe each name
And as a sign that we are yours
write it with blood and flame.
In love and childlike gratitude
your name shall also be
Deeply inscribed within my heart
for all eternity.*
*Taken from Heavenwards, by Fr. Joseph Kentenich