Become like children 

August 9, 2016 6:17 am

“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” (MT 18: 3-5) 

The child is held up as a model for the disciples not because of any supposed innocence of children but because of their complete dependence on, and trust in, their parents. So must the disciples be, in respect to God. Every parent knows how children’s dependence on and trust in him/her motivates them to do everything for their children. How much more God will do for us—His children.

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak