Leyda quotes M.I. Wilkins who says, “Childlikeness is a characteristic of all true disciples, because it is only through God’s mercy that a person can enter the kingdom and find the greatness that comes from having one’s sins forgiven and being invested with kingdom life (p. 613 qtd in Leyda, 325)”. Thus, as Christians, it is exactly our acknowledgement of our lowliness that lets us see our need for him.
Selfishness –it’s been around for a while, dogging our footsteps and pulling our chains. The millennial generation is often called‘The Me Generation’ but they are not the only ones that struggle with being selfish. The very first self-centered lie which fell on our forefathers’ ears, “You will be like God,” caused a chain reaction that still shakes our world.