Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it. Mark 10:15
When Jesus noticed that the disciples scolded people who brought children to him was very angry. He said, ” Let the children come to me and don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. ” We are to receive the kingdom of God as a child and enter the kingdom of God like children, as said by Jesus.
Jesus love simplicity of heart and opens to everyone the richness of his heart. He marvels at the mystery of a life that begins full of hope, and he discovers the likeness of the Father in every unknown child. He who asked us to have hope on himself never forget the children who are our hope and the hope of the world. We must put down our pride and forget self sufficiency in order to receive God’s gifts and words in simplicity as a child.
Many people do not know how to love as Jesus loves. He not only invited children to come to him, he took them in his arms and laying his hands, blessed them. Blessing them with his love for their simplicity. The simplicity of heart and this is also the criteria which belongs to such for the kingdom of God.
One time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ” Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven? ” Matthew 18:1 Then Jesus called a little child, set him in the midst of the disciples, and said, ” I assure you that unless you change and become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven. Whoever makes himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. ” Children are the little ones and Jesus emphasized strongly that they are the greatest in the kingdom of God.
Nothing in the world attracts a man as much as the lovableness of a child.