Truly I Tell You…

A learned Theologian passed away.


At that same moment, a Child died.


In the blink of an eye, the two appeared before God.

The Theologian wrinkled his nose and said,

“Hmm, you’re not what I expected.”

But the Child threw open her arms and cried, “Daddy!”

⇔ ⇔ ⇔

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children,

you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

~Matthew 18:3

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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10 Responses to Truly I Tell You…

  1. “… we cry, Abba, Father.”

    Romans 8:14-16

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  2. I love this!! It reminds me so much of my dad’s ministry. I only wish he were still alive so that I could share it with him.

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  3. This made me remember fondly the moment my little daughter told me one night after saying her prayers: “Mommy, when I get to heaven, the first thing I’m gonna do is run up to Jesus and give Him a great big hug!” (“Me too, sweetie.”)

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  4. I will write about my favorite story from Madeleine L’Engle that is like this. I will attribute it to her and hope I don’t do it an injustice. I will call it “the child and the baby’ so watch for it.

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  5. TEP336 says:

    An absolutely profound point. For those of us who are more theologically minded, it’s important for us to remember that our knowledge will do us no good without childlike faith. Thank you, Mitch, for that reminder.

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  6. As we age, we find that things are not what we expected. Keep the child in you for the new experiences. Nice way to present the facts.

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