This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Whoever humbles himself and becomes like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:5).
Reflection: There is a natural humility about children that God wants us to imitate. They know they are smaller and weaker, and in need of protection and provision. God wants us to know our dependence on him in the same way. The dependence of children, therefore, is meant to evoke from us the same kind of care that God gives us all.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the example of children. May their dependence move the hearts of those around them to love, protect, and care for them in every circumstance. Amen.