It’s as much a gentle instruction as it is a chilling warning:
“And he said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ ” (Matthew 18:3)
The same Jesus who dandled children upon His knee, who would not let His followers turn them away, who refused to silence them when they shouted “Hosanna!” to Him in the temple courts … wants us to become just like them:
Innocent by His blood. Drawn to Him by His love. Exuberant in our praise to Him.
If that’s a key to entering His kingdom, then it must be important.