2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
This week while reading an article in The Ensign where this verse was referenced. The article was “Your Next Step” by Elder Randall K. Bennett. In it, Elder Bennett discussed ways in which we can improve and learn to be more like Heavenly Father so we can return to live with Him. The part that stuck out most to me, was that we need to humble ourselves and become “as little children”. It’s something that is taught a lot in church, but something I could personally apply better into my life.
What does it mean to be like a child? Children are humble and overall pretty sweet. They look at others without preconceived notions and without judgement (unless taught to do so). They soak up knowledge and are willing to be taught. Children are very mold-able. That is how we all need to be so that the Holy Ghost can guide and teach us.
Obviously kids aren’t always the way described above. I’ve got a few nieces and nephews that can sometimes be downright ornery. But they all have moments of sweetness that I could use to model my life after, as could we all.
For this next week I plan to try and become more humble and willing to be molded into what He would have me be.
Until next time,