“The task is to become child-like without becoming child-ish.” -Unknown.
When we call someone “child-ish,” it’s a criticism. It’s like saying they’re being petty or selfish.
But being “child-like” is different. In fact, in Matthew 18:3 Jesus says: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” What did he mean? In this situation, what is so commendable about being like a little child?
In this sermon from March 8, 2020, I explore Matthew 18:1-9 and highlight two specific traits he mentions. Then I offer suggestions about how we can reclaim these good and liberating traits within ourselves today.
The longer we live, and he further we get from actually being little children, the harder it can be to live this way. After all, difficult experiences can change and harden us. But when it comes to faith, it doesn’t need to be that way.
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