Like Little Children

The Savior asks, rather commands, us to become like little children.  There are several ways someone could look at that directive.  We could literally become as a little child or we could spiritually become as a little child.  For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll assume that Christ is asking the latter.

We find this scriptural account in the 18th chapter of Matthew.  Verbatim, Christ says “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (emphasis added)”  Children live a carefree life, they are humble and are eager to experience the world around them.  They don’t get caught up in the dramatic stage of life.  Children love.   Mosiah suggests that we should “becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love.”  In  these ways, and probably many many more, we should parallel children.  It’s my belief that as we do this, we will start to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a new and refined way; we will develop a deeper and more abiding love of the Savior.

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