At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2He called a child, whom he put among them, 3and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.4Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.6“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to the one by whom the stumbling block comes! 8“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into the hell of fire. (Matthew 18:1-9, NRSV)
The greatest in the kingdom is the one who knows they can not do it on their own.
Really? Children know they can’t do it on their own? Obviously, you don’t have kids, because from about 2 on they are always saying, “I do it myself!”
But now really hear me out, it is because they have a faith that is not disturbed by a lot of questions. We as adults can’t understand something so it is obviously made up and not true, like the feeding of 5,000 men, plus women and children with 5 loaves and 2 fishes, or Jesus walking on water. But kids are just like, I don’t get it but that is really cool.
We have to accept things as they are and let Jesus lead us. That is how we succeed in life.
We need to just have faith, and know that seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing!
And by giving up control and following Jesus is how we become great.