The feast of the Holy Child Jesus is a stage in the life of our Lord. Though He did not remain a child, we honor His childhood.

What is the beautiful lesson we can learn from every child? The Lord says we must imitate little children in their total dependence on their parents for survival. The childhood exemplified by the Sto. Nino teaches us that we must depend totally on God for power.

We flaunt a lot of power. We think ourselves powerful because we control computers, maintain cellular phones, hoards of ATM’s and foreign currency accounts. But my dear brothers and sisters, these are not the sources of power.

The Feast of the Sto. Nino shows us that even if we have access to these so-called “sources of power” we can still be powerless if we do not have Jesus Christ. The power of man is not in money or technological inventions but in God. These “sources of power” only reveal man’s many attachments and how these make them less free.

We should relate to God like children completely dependent on their parents. Adults may think they can be strong with caviar, steak and prawns. But the Sto. Nino tells us that You can eat all the caviar, steak and prawns you want, but if You are not fed with food that lasts forever, you will always be hungry. The Feast of the Sto. Nino tells us that beauty is not to be found in Slimmer’s World of James Cooper. It can only be discovered in God, the inner beauty we radiate to The Feast of the Sto. Nino is a call for total dependence on God our power, God our beauty, God our food and drink Are we truly dependent on God This Feast is not a call for ostentatious processions or kneeling in front of the Sto. Nino.

The Holy Child invites us to depend completely on the Father’s will to discover beauty, fullness and power. You too can be full, beautiful, powerful and free if you discover the lesson of the Holy Child.

Mt 10:13-16
Jesus In My Heart


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