United States Conference of Secular institutes


Feast of St. Philip Neri

Mark 10:13-16

This passage tells us a great deal about Jesus. It tells us that he was the kind of person who cared for children and that children were not afraid of him. He could not have been a stern, gloomy and joyless person. He must have smiled easily and laughed joyously. This little, precious incident sheds a lot of light on the kind of person Jesus was. Do others see us as being approachable? Do others feel comfortable in our presence?  Can they see Jesus in us?