There is a passage in the Bible, from the book of Matthew chapter eighteen verse three, which said: “Verily, I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never inherit the kingdom of heaven.” This was Jesus’s answer when one of his disciples came to him and asked: “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
Little children had a lot of great things we could reflect with at. Their ability to quickly forgive those who had done them wrong, unconditional love, and joyfulness are the kind of traits Jesus would like us to emulate.
The humility of a child is a beautiful thing to watch. Jesus wants us to humble down ourselves before him as in such a way we will be exalted. We should have faith like the little children.
A child has a way of believing everything that’s being said and that’s what faith is all about for him. Sure, a child is naturally curious and asks so many questions, but it’s only when he grows up that he’s beginning to doubt with what answers his questions.
A child’s heart is pure. His innocence is making him to be always like in such a state of awe and rests within an unfamiliar pattern. He sees the world through the purity of his heart and thoughts. He has his own instincts and tendencies as he came to understand the world through direct experience renewing itself with every moment.
Wondering what it’s like to see the world through the eyes of a child? The world is a giant home for him and he’s not seeing other people as separate from him but as a one big, happy family.
But the truth is that a child wouldn’t remain a child forever. This child grows up. This child would soon become an adult.
As a child, he’s learning more about the things he never understood. But he needs to grow up to understand things more than what he understood as a child.
This child should, to whatever extent or degree, be seeking to learn about what he believes for, and not forgetting to make it through by combining such a child-like innocence and joy with an adult sense of focus and purpose.