On littleness

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

In a world which exalts the powerful and the machos in many ways being little is senseless. In fact, for the arrogant it is sheer folly! Yet, for those who really want to be great they have to be little.

This is what I gather from Pope Francis’ homily on the occasion of his visit marking the 1050thanniversary of the ‘Baptism of Poland’ in a Mass which he celebrated at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa on Thursday 28 July 2016. The Pope’s incisive words vividly reminded me of Jesus’ joyous exclamation as recorded by the evangelist Matthew. “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will” (Matt 11:25-26). Continue reading “On littleness”