FirstReading: Hab. 1:12-2:4
Psalm: Ps. 9:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gospel: Mt. 17:14-20
As parents, we fear the devils of these times that menace our children and the evils that can take root in them. These modern demons include drugs, loose morals, mental illness and materialism.
Many of us try to be vigilant yet, despite our best efforts, we are unable to protect them. Let us take heart and not lose hope since Jesus is our last resort.
When all else fails, when there is nothing else we can possibly do, we entrust our families to him through prayer and fasting, with faith the size of a mustard seed.