There are many ways to go about doing any one certain thing, but most ways will create an appearance without the substance. At some point in a person’s life if they are truely blessed they will hear the whisper of substance over appearance without the sledge hammer of circumstances getting them there.
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” – Luke 18:16-17
Jesus time and time again shunned cultural norms and religious ideals to enjoy, teach and show us spiritual necessities. Jesus didn’t care much for others opinions of right and wrong, He just Lived Love and shinned Grace on Everyone!
“The kingdom of God is within you” Jesus declared at one point. So the real question is why do we have to come as a child?
1)A child is without stupidity unlike adults. They don’t judge based on skin color, sexuality, socioeconomic level or any of the other ways that we separate ourselves.
2)A child doesn’t carry around non-forgiveness unlike adults. They seem to have the ability to bounce back from wrongs they have done and that have been done to them.
3)A child seeks friends to play with instead of enemies to argue with. They aren’t focused on the idea that they have to convert someone to their way of thinking, instead they seek a community having fun.
4)A child has a higher sense of spiritual connectedness. They have a greater sense of “Love one another” and the curiousity that must be present to accept the mystery of God without the arrogance of rightness that adults throw into the mix.
The how to guide to guide for Being in the kingdom of God is:
Judge no one, Forgive like there was no yesterday and Love like there is no tomorrow!
If you seek to examine this way to commune with God and others I suggest reading a series of devotionals on this site called “BIG GOD” as a good place to start.