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Those eyes just disarm me...

 
           "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.            Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 
           Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,             but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:3-6)


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wordstyle
Oct. 25th, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)
Viva la Vida
kl_geist
Oct. 27th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
what are the attributes of a child?
Joy!
Freedom!
Innocence!
being here and now...

just the same with those who are weak in mind...

because God does not want us to suffer, God creates us loving, free and joyful.... but - what are we doing to ourselves with worrying, having endless doubts and millions ideas about "how it should be"....? :)))))))))))
time_trader
Oct. 27th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Your thoughts are true, (have to think about "being here and now", though). You won't find any faithful christian who believes that God wants people to suffer. God created us loving, free and joyful. Amen, praise the Lord!
Answering with you (if don't mind) on your first question on attributes of a child.
The context of this passage - "At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them..." Main attribute to which Jesus was pointing out - humbleness. What He was basically saying that unless, you guys will drop your egoistic thoughts about who is going to be the greatest, unless you'll stop measuring everyone against yourself, unless you humble yourself like this child and start serving each other, unless you'll be filled with love and joy and freedom and innocence (like you said), you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Answering your second question about what are we doing to ourselves by...
We deny God, we deny His love for His creation. By our endless doubts and millions ideas we doubt His existence and His presence, we are deaf to his voice.
Are you with me so far?
Now couple thoughts about "being here and now..." and "how it should be" (Just a couple, not a million, don't worry :)).
Will you believe me if I say to you that God calls His children to act. To live not only in just the present. That He is behind all the christian ministries (whether they are to drug addicts in Ukraine or to sick people in Africa) you heard about. That this is possible because people turn away from their desires, to His desires. Not to suffer, but to serve. Will you believe that we learn true love only in servitude. Will you believe that He calls us to grow too.
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