"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be yours as well."
"Not every one who says to me, 'Lord,
Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven,
but he who does the will of my Father who
is in heaven." 2
"At that time the disciples came to
Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling
to him a child, he put him in the midst of
them, and said, "Truly, I say to you,
unless you turn and become like children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child,
he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
Yours is the Kingdom
Humble yourself -- the truth's revealed;
Deceptive half-truths are repealed.
Dignify each neighbor as Christ;
Envy and lust will not entice.
Serve the Lord God with all your might;
Rebellious pride is put to flight.
Sacrifice the heart and the will;
Selfishness can no longer kill.
You are God's child, little one.
He has sent you His only Son
To bring good news to you, the poor:
"We live in LOVE for evermore!"
Rise with the children of the Light;
May God Alone become your sight.
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1 Matthew 6:33
2. Matthew 7:21
3. Matthew 18:1-4