I thought about the words of Jesus, “Unless you become like one of these children, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.” What does it mean to become like a child? Does it mean to squeal with excitement? To clap and jump? To grin widely?
Somehow, entering the kingdom as a child speaks of enjoyment in the moment, presence in the moment, full participation in the moment. I want to be a woman with the spirit of a child. I want to participate in the kingdom as it is in the moment. As it is that place of shalom. A place of welcoming, of hospitality, of peace, of presence. I want to be a child in that kingdom.
Day eleven of the Thirty Days of Seeing