At that time the disciples came to Jesus, asking, "Who
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?" So Jesus called a
child, made him stand in front of them, and said, "I assure
you that unless you change and become like children, you
will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The
greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles
himself and becomes like this child. And whoever welcomes in
my name one such child as this, welcomes me.
These words give us a lovely image of how we might best show
reverence to God. The image of the child helps us to think about
the kind of relationship we should show to God.