“Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).
The cost of conversion is the loss of a former life; the constant abandonment of all status and earthly definitions of success. Conversion is the starting point of recognizing how all secular ambitions kill all heavenly aspirations. The single-minded devotion of a child to the most, seemingly, insignificant task, models for us the preoccupation we are to have toward those the world has deemed little and insignificant. While the world will say, “That’s not the way to get ahead,” it is the only way to get a “Well done!” from the heavenly Father.