I watched the small child in front of me snuggle in. She was being held by her father, her arms tenderly wrapped around his shoulder. Her head rested lovingly there, and she was perfectly content, secure, without a care. She watched everything around her, as though it was outside of herself, because she was in her daddy’s embrace, and the world couldn’t harm her. He loved her, protected her, she was his, and submitted to complete trust. It is an ordinary site…but is it?… read it again…you are the child in your Father’s arms…Is it so ordinary?
At that time 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 humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.