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.
Our culture says the “greatest” is the one who wins…who comes out on top…who exults himself or herself above all others…who attains the most possessions and glory. Jesus, however, says the opposite. He says whoever reaches out to help those in need…who joins the so-called “losers”…who is humble and trusts and depends on God like a child depends on a parent…is the greatest in God’s Kingdom. Which kingdom are you working on? Are you building your own kingdom or are you humbling yourself, turning your will over to God and allowing God to lead you to be a part of building God’s kingdom? The more you humble yourself and die to your ego’s desires…the more Christ can grow and live in you. Then you will discover that your heart’s deepest desire and God’s desire for you…are one in the same…and the more you will discover your true self.
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