Thursday, November 15, 2012

I Need to be an "Uncorrupted Christian"

And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when His disciples saw it, they rebuked them.  But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.  Luke, Chapter 18, verses 15-17.

As an elementary school teacher, it never ceases to amaze me how sweet, trusting and honest little children are.  It seems some get corrupted as they grow up and become cynical by the ways of the world, media and life, in general. 
In the early grades the children would play with almost any other person that was willing to play with them.  They generally got along well with everyone except for little squabbles, regardless of ethnicity or any other factor.  Nearing the intermediate grades, these same groups of children would no longer associate with some of the children that they used to consider their best friends.  They seemed to group themselves by ethnicity and other factors like income.  I think Jesus wants us to be “Uncorrupted Christians” who generally get along well with others, regardless of ethnicity or any other factor.
Here is a related passage:
*Then were there brought unto Him little children, that He should put His hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them, But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.  And He laid His hands on them and departed thence.  Matthew, Chapter 19, verses 13-15.

Because this an example of how I’ve applied these Bible passages to my life, it doesn’t necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passages. Debbie 

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections



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