“Sinners will find in My Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.” (Sixth Promise of the Sacred Heart)
“And I think to myself what a wonderful world…”
These are words from February’s theme song, What a Wonderful World. This month we will look at the stage of development where we meet those curious little ones known as “Toddlers.” “What can they teach us”, you ask? Ah, just wait and see!
Toddlers see the world through the lens of trust and confidence.
“I see skies of blue and clouds of white / The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night…”
They know nothing of competition, or politics or power struggles. Theirs is a world of wonder.
“The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky / Are also on the faces of people goin’ by…”
They know nothing of bias or hatred because everything before them is a new adventure. So, has the wonderful world that God created changed or have we?
The Sacred Heart promises us an infinite ocean of mercy. This is a very special attribute of God meant for mankind. We all begin looking through the lenses of wonder but over time we let the voices of the world and the trials of life cloud our view.
We fall and are wounded but the loving arms of the Sacred Heart reach down once again and lift us up like toddlers. He steadies us with His mercy and once again fills us with wonder. What can they teach us, you ask? The “Little Way” of trust and confidence that allows us to once again see a world of wonder.
Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D.
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