Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The Evangeliad (25:9-12)

Section 25:9-12 (corresponding to Matt. 18:2-5; Mark 9:36-37; Luke 9:47-48)

Then he called a child near to his side,
And set him before the disciples' eyes.
"Unless you become like a child in your heart,
And embrace humility in every part,

You'll never enter the kingdom of God.
But the one who humbles himself before God--
Who lives like this child--yes, he will become
The greatest of all of the kingdom's sons.

Whoever receives one such child in my name,
That one receives me; and still more I say:
They receive not me, but Him who sent me;
So the greatest among you should be the least."