The beauty of a child’s heart is its purity and wholeness. A child’s heart is so innocent and accepting even beyond comprehension. A little child needs no reason to love, neither do they need any reason to believe. You tell a three-year-old that Jesus created the heavens and the earth and they cheerfully believe you. A four-year-old will tell you she loves her friend Joyce in her kindergarten class just for the sake of love, not because Joyce did something great but just because Joyce is Joyce and she’s her friend. A small child will see a homeless man and begin to giggle and stretch their arm to them.
You as an adult see a homeless man and begin to assess their entire being a conclusion of why they ended up in that manner. Tell me which is love, whether to look deeper, past a man’s physical being and love them without reason or to evaluate their life and love like parts of them. Matthew 18:3 “And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Unless we have the hearts of little children we will not be able to love like Christ did. One of the saddest things we do as adults are we pick and choose who we believe deserves the love of God when we ourselves are undeserving of it.
In actuality, if Gods love for us was based on what we have done then none of us would be able to truly say God loves us because we often do one act of good and follow it with five acts of selfishness or evil. His love is based on Him because He is God. A child is able to love effortlessly and believe freely because of his or her innocent heart. We need our hearts to be like that of little children because it is then that we will be able to see things in pureness and wholeness. It is then that we will be able to see things and see people without any prior perception or judgment. Pray for the heart of a child because with your adult heart you might be a little disadvantaged.
3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.