Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:15 NRSV)

Unfortunately, we see childishness at work in the world wherever we turn. On a world level, we see nations unwilling to play the game of peace. On a national level we find too many politicians who put the good of their own party or their own personal friends above the good of the country as a whole.

Our homes are often divided by childishness. You've all seen those tags hanging in automobile windows, "Child on board." I saw one awhile back which said: "Childish adult at the wheel." One of the places where all of us become a bit childish is when we're driving down the road and some idiot cuts in front of us. Childishness on the street, in the home, in the workplace, even in the Church! However, we are not called by Jesus to be childish, but child-like.

Dear God, help me to have a child-like faith. In Jesus name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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