August 14, 2018
(Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr)
The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.” Mt_18:1-5,10,12-14
So, Jesus, today, gives us another key to salvation, to entering the Kingdom of heaven. We first have to Believe in Him, to believe in God. Then we have to Listen to Him and follow His teachings. And this teaching shows us the importance of humility. It shows us the importance of being dependent upon God just as a child is dependent upon their parents and other adults for teaching, nourishing and loving them. God will do all of that. But we have to let Him. We have to trust in God and not solely upon our own feeble wisdom. This will make us “great” in God’s eyes!
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