Whoever humbles himself and becomes like this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.  – Mt 18:4

Reflection. We are given freedom, but we do not always know how to use it.  Being only dimly aware of the power and the mystery of evil, we are like blind children playing near the cliff’s edge.  God’s answer to our dilemma is grace.  Grace saves us from ourselves.

Prayer. Dear Lord, I know that Your grace is sufficient for me.  Help me to forgive myself when I go astray, and not be too hard on myself.  Help me to understand that the Saints were not Saints 24 hours a day every day.