Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"  He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  
                                                                   Matthew 18:1-3 (NRSV)

There was a little girl who attended church and Sunday school each week.  She loved her church and wanted to be there all the time.  One day at school an older boy who was picking on her told her that there was no such thing as God.  He kept telling her that she was just a little girl and that she didn't know anything.  Finally he asked her, "Why do you believe?"  She responded very simply with "I just do".  

Later in life when she was older and in the workplace and confronted with the same question, she made a very similar response, but she would always add that her faith gave her hope.  Without it, life just wouldn't be worth living.  

Jesus didn't want us to become childish.  He wanted us to become childlike.  There is something about a child, or more specifically for today's thought, a child's faith that is incredible.  They simply believe.  So often we become calloused by the world in which we live in and lose some (or all) of our childlike faith.  

Sometimes we can't know all the answers.  We have to rely on a childlike faith and the hope that it brings us.  

In the love of Christ,


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