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THE MASK OF ADULTHOOD

UNDAILY Episode 143


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 (NIV)

 

In the Gospel of Mark, we see Jesus saying, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Why does Jesus point to children as an example for adults? It is not about praising childishness and carefreeness. The key is to understand the qualities children possess, which we often lose in adulthood. Children are characterized by honesty, straightforwardness, trust, and openness to love. Without complex calculations, they accept the world and people around them with open hearts. In the Scriptures, we frequently encounter calls to such attitudes. In the eighteenth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says, "Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." These words remind us that our spiritual life requires work and continuous transformation so that we can receive God's grace with full trust. (...)


 

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