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dc.contributor.authorZuegner, Carolen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 140en_US
dc.description.abstractFrom the time I was a child, I always liked the Gospel readings that talked about Jesus welcoming little children.  Of course, that imagery spoke to me when I was little. I think it made sense even then that things seemed a lot less complicated to children. It seemed easy to be good.|Though I know not every child has a simple, uncomplicated life, I hope all children can experience the wonder and joy that is a part of growing up. Children live in the moment. They experience joy in running down a hill or jumping in a puddle. The world is new every day and holds a surprise around every corner. Have you ever taken a toddler on a walk around the block? Who knew everything could be so interesting? A flower here. A little wall to climb up there. A stick that can be waved around. An ant scurrying across the pavement that needs close inspection. And there, across the street … it's a dog.  What a walk!|God wants us to experience that sense of joy and wonder in our lives, to be in the present, to find surprises around every corner. He offers us unconditional love and acceptance and that can help us, in turn, find God in all things. As a child, I felt sure Jesus loved me. Sometimes now, I'm not so sure as life can be so complicated. I feel I can lose my way. I have to open my heart to God's love and acceptance and then offer love and acceptance to others.|I need to embrace the child in me and accept God's blessings. Maybe I just need a walk around the block.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Sunday, October 4, 2015: 27th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitJournalism, Media and Computingen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Timeen_US 27en_US
dc.subject.local1Genesis 2:18-24en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6en_US
dc.subject.local3Hebrews 2:9-11en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ben_US

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