Why does Jesus tell us to become like little children? I think mostly because they have great faith and humility. Jesus talks over and over about the importance of faith. Kids simply believe. They can teach us so much if we let them. Kids have so much joy and wonder. They always forgive, don’t care what others think, aren’t in a rush, and simply want time together. Jesus’ intense words below express the importance of becoming like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. When we are with our children this week, let’s search for ways to become like them so we can experience the kingdom of heaven even more. In Jesus’ words:
“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Jesus (MT 18:10)
“Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” MT 18:3-4
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” MT 19:14
“From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.” Jesus (MT 21:16)
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I love the photo! The innocence and love experienced by children is dear to our Lord and an example to follow. Your photo captures this special trait of unconditional love and humility that our children embrace. No wonder Jesus wants us to be like children.