“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them” – Mark 10:13-16 (New International Version).
The above excerpt from the Gospel today got me thinking more deeply about my approach to Christianity.
If there is one common characteristic in children, it is this – they explore.
Children do not ask questions out of doubt, but in search of understanding.
They believe and then build understanding on that belief, by exploring, not in a systematic way, but as curiosity leads.
They do not hide a new learning, they share it at the slightest instance.
They go to who welcomes their questions and the questions never cease.
They make each learning theirs, shaping it into a unique expression of themselves.
They are emotional and intuitive. No complex layers to hide true intent. What you see is who they are.
They never get tired of what interests them, but when they move on, they never look back.
A small detail can shape the rest of their lives. Small details matter. They never know what that detail will be, so they marvel at everything, but pay attention to little. That little, matters.
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” – Mark 10:15 (New International Version).
– Osasu Oviawe