I think that our world is concerned with “bigness.” As in, we want to become bigger and better at everything. We want to matter, and we want to seem important. We so often position ourselves to be seen as successful, winning and thriving. It’s in office conversations, and all over Instagram.
But, this path is so different than the path of Jesus. Jesus teaches us that we need “to become like little children” in order to be part of His kingdom (Matthew 18:3). And, I think this is important for us to remember. Because, I don’t think kids strive in the way we as adults do.
I was reminded of this from a simple and small writing from St. Therese of Lisieux, who is wonderful in all she writes. She says this…
“The only way to make rapid progress along the path of divine love is to remain very little and put all our trust in the almighty God.”
And, I couldn’t agree more, or add anything more to that truthful statement.