No matter our age or those ages represented in our families, God's Word is wonderful reminder of how each chapter of our lives has meaning and joyful moments, as well as its challenges.
In the gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples who are letting their egos grow, that the virtue of humility as embodied in a child is to be embraced. We can ask ourselves in prayer or, if we’re brave, ask a family member: “Are my words and actions those of someone who is humble, or do I need to work on it?”
In God's plan, in His providence, He’s able to use every day of our lives; from our witness to the faith. Something to teach our families and hold close to our hearts, whether young or old or somewhere in-between; that God will always lead and be with us on every step of the journey.
May God bless you and your families this holy day!
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!