“Unless You Change and Become Like Children”
Help us, O God, to embrace the truth that the ways of your kingdom are counter to the ways of the world.
Help us, O God, to embrace humility, dependence, vulnerability, and hospitality.
Help us, O God, to embrace the reality that in the mystery of life in Christ smallness equals greatness.
Help us, O God, to change and become like children and to welcome those who do.
“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. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.’” (Matthew 18:1-5)