In our relationship to the Lord we are called to be like little children. Our scripture tells us, “Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest.” How we might long to be children again as the anxieties of life and the problems of the world are weighing heavily upon our shoulders in these times.
Maybe we cannot even recall the joy of being a child because time has erased those memories. I find myself searching, questioning and wondering about many things and try to become childlike in my approach to our Lord. Today, we are given a wonderful example in St. Clare.
St. Clare was a friend and companion of St. Francis. She had come from wealth but sold all she had to serve the poor and Christ. Her “Poor Ladies” would become her community which she served as if she was serving Christ himself. Clare would put into action her childlike trust by giving away everything. She professed, “We become what we love. If we love things, we become a thing.” Her Poor Clares would own nothing.
What “thing” do I cling to that keeps me from being a poor child?