LEARNING FROM CHILDREN
"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying: who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?" "And Jesus called a little child, he put him in the midst of them, and said: in truth I say unto you, that you not converted and become like children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:1-3)
COMPLEMENTARY passage: Mark 10:13-16
God placed very special characteristics in children who basically have to do with his innocence, simplicity, faith and purity, and to make it our best teachers. To win the heart of our Father God and appropriating to fully enjoy all the wealth, it is necessary to us as children but how to do it? Cultivating the following characteristics:
• Dependency : Continuously Jesus lifted eyes to the sky, looking for comfort and the approval of his father. You loved him, needed him and deeply enjoyed his company. As a child, he did not want to be without it. You talked about things that you loved the father, because prayer is the ingredient of warm, tender language, expression of intimacy and trust towards him.
• Faith and absolute confidence: Though he knew that he would find many ailments in the way of the cross, was always sure of having the support and help of his father, who with his loving and protective gaze reminded him that the two were one single, knowing its supernatural plans to reach successful conclusion.
• Obedience : With joy, and voluntarily surrender his will to the father, staying in a single thought, one mind, one single act. Not interested in anything more, say and do whatever it likes.
• Seek the glory of the father: What it belongs to the father, belongs to the son. There are no possessions separate interests. Full of appreciation and gratitude, the true son only for the glory of the father, glorifying him at all. We want as a child's heart to God? We make this prayer with faith.
WE TALK WITH GOD
"Holy Father, what beautiful teaching which give us today. We also want to be as a child for you. We pray with all your heart that you can print the life of Christ in us, delivery, its tenderness, its simplicity, its deep and without equal love you through your holy spirit. There he will begin a fully productive and healthy, challenging and wonderful life for us, like Jesus. We pay our lives willingly and joyfully, you deliver what we are, to our children and home for your honour and honour. All the glory for you my good father and we will only seek to glorify you, in you we trust and we return our hearts to you to find our overall health and blessing. "Thank you God for this time with you, for our children, and we ask that you would teach us to be like children". Amen.