Today’s reflection is based on Matthew 18:1-5:
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
In the Mark and Luke versions of this same story it is said that there was a quarrel among the disciples, they argued over who was to be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. To clear up this doubt, Jesus takes a child to illustrate them and tells them that anyone who humbles himself as a child will be the greatest.
And said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.”