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Gospel for St. John Bosco

Matthew 18:1-5

Summary: Jesus, responding to his disciples' query about greatness in heaven, used a child to illustrate his point. He emphasized the need for humility and childlike innocence, declaring that such traits are essential for entry into the Kingdom of Heaven, and welcoming a child equates to welcoming Jesus himself.

Childlike Humility

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”

He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.

Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.”

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