Only Children May Enter.

Over the gates of God’s Kingdom could be this sign: “Only Children May Enter!”  Stretch your imagination as you write further thoughts about what Jesus says: “I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven” (18:3). 

Think of all the good and wonderful qualities that children have.  When they are loved they naturally and spontaneously give back love.   

Be like a child whose joy in life bursts with divine love from your Father-God welling up from the center of your heart.  

Matthew 18:1-20

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in Matthew Henry’s Commentary.‘s Commentary.

In Year A, we continue to read from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

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