For 2 October 2021, The Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels , based on Matthew 18:1-5, 10
The disciples came to Jesus and asked, â€˜Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?â€™ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, â€˜Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
â€˜Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.