And he said: I tell you the truth. Unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matt 18:3 NIV ~
I recently spent some time with a prominent young pastor. During our time together all of his attention and thoughts were of himself and how great he is and would become. Unfortunantely, I hear a different focus in the words of Christ. What has happened to the churches teachings on humility. Not false humility but the real thing. The idea of not thinking more of yourself than you ought to. The idea of putting God first, others second and yourself last. Maybe I'm wrong, but in the words of the late Bishop Walter Bogan,
"I just want to go to heaven".
Peace Dr. TSM