At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
I. None but the childlike are in the kingdom at all. The entering implies a "conversion," a turning of the back upon the old course of life, and setting the face in the opposite direction.
II. The most childlike are the greatest. That which is most admirable in a Christian man, and the mark of truest greatness, is childlike humility.
III. The childlike are Christ's truest representatives in the world.
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