Childlike Faith

Mark 10:13-16

Jesus wants each of us to possess a childlike faith – a pure , unassuming faith. This straightforward type of faith allows us to receive God's gift of salvation without pretention or hyporcrisy. It allows us to believe unswervingly that God is who that he says he is. Like children who rely on their parents' provision for their daily needs, we should humbly depend on our heavenly Father for provision in both the spiritual and the physical realm. A childlike faith isn't an immature faith but the very opposite. We mature in faith as we learn to trust the Lord our God with all hour heart, mind and strength. To mature in faith is a paradox: the more we grow, the more our childlike trust in God deepens and the more secure we feel in the sure knowledge of God's love.

"So often people say that we should look to the elderly, learn from their wisdom, their many years. I disagree, I say we should look to the young: untarnished, without stereotypes implanted in their minds, no poison, no hatred in their hearts. When we learn to see life through the eyes of a child, that is when we become truly wise." St Therese of Calcutta.

Chris
– from today's Bible Alive
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