Matthew 18:3-4: "‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.'"
Our Scriptures are filled with calls to humble ourselves. In this beloved story Jesus calls the little children to himself and then tells us to humble ourselves like children, looking to them an example. One of the most beautiful things about children is that their minds are open and they are teachable: they recognize they don't know everything and they are hungry to listen and learn. Somewhere along the line many of us as adults stop believing we have something to learn from others, we become entrenched in our opinions and patterns and rail against voices that differ from us, different from what we "know" to be true.
But what if we were to follow Jesus' call, and embrace the humility and teachability of children once again? What if we saw ourselves like the children we are in God's eyes, still in need of teaching, and earnestly listened for wisdom in others?