26 February 2011
This Week in Catholic Liturgy: Infant Immortality
The unthinkable notion that a mother should "be without tenderness for the child of her womb" (Isa) is, alas, conceivable today. Yet that doesn't prevent the Lord from exercising the utmost care for each of His children. Our commitment to "seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Mat) fosters within us a similar compassionate remembrance of others, such that persons become more important than things. Precisely for God's sake we pursue them and rejoice more ardently in acquiring them.