“Blessed be the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” − Matthew 5:9

“For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” − Luke 18:16

“Believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.” − John 12:36

Jesus knew that, as we age into adulthood, we tend to lose that innocence of childhood that keeps us pure and lacking in duplicity. He cautioned His disciples to resist growing old in spirit.

We find these beautiful children of Chimbote around the Center for Social Works. Or deep in the barrios when we travel with the Home Visit teams to bring Christ’s healing love to those who are too ill and feeble to even get to the clinic.

Let us pray we can daily be more like these little ones. It is through their innocence and purity of heart that they find favor with God. Dear Blessed Mary, Madre de Dios, teach us their simplicity, humility and love of your Son.

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