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Each Part Needs

Six Kids JumpingJesus' assertion rocked his listeners on their heels and challenges us today, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Jesus emphatically taught here, by his word and in his action, that babies and children hold passports to the Kingdom of God but also that all adults need to have a childlike Christian faith. We are all called to be like children in this respect. Mentally challenged persons, like infants, are also precious in the eyes of God and so often exhibit the same kind of childlike faith.

Working Together

Hand and EyeThe various parts of the human body need one another like a group of children playing together. Each part needs the other for harmony. "The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Imagine strolling along the road and a snarling dog races up behind you. Your ears hear the growling first and immediately flash a message to your brain. Your arm muscles react instantaneously and pull your hand to safety! In this way, your body protects your fragile fingers from the dog's teeth. The different parts act together for the Body's greater good. The linked members of the Household work together in harmony for the greater good of both the faith community and also the people it ministers with.

"Childlike Christian Faith"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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