Commentary on the Gospel of
These days, we glorify and romanticize childhood in a way that suggests a lack of meaning and direction in adult life rather than any wise appreciation of childhood. Jesus said that we must become as children if we are to enter the Kingdom (Mt 18:3). The child, like the disciple, is one who learns; the child, like the disciple, is one who considers himself or herself the least of all. Perhaps children have this over adults that they do not have anything much to unlearn or anything much to undo.