“Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].” (Matthew 18: 3, Amplified Bible)
Repent of your ego. Change your mind about your own human knowledge and the need to be in control. Let go of that sense that life is your responsibility, for good or for bad, that you are the one for credit or blame. There is no heaven in being burdened. There is no freedom in being the parent of your life.
Be the child and do it now. Turn back the clock of mortal beliefs and restore the original settings. Be the little one of God that you were meant to be. Claim anew the innocence that is within you, that deep desire to simply listen and follow, to be taught and to make new discoveries. Take a fresh look at the world as a child would and go forth with your thought ready to wake up to Life and to Love.
It may seem like a challenge to repent, to give up those habits of shame and blame and victimization and fear and cynicism. But Jesus wasn’t asking us to do something we could not do. He was too loving for that. What he kept on telling us and proving was that we are children of God, and so we are not becoming something else, but simply accepting what we are. That genuine childlikeness is within us; that paradise is not lost or distant. Truly, Jesus said. Honestly, our only way to be at peace, happy, satisfied is to be the very children of God we already so truly are.
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