Someone says there is a great sign over the gate of heaven which reads “CHILDREN ONLY”. And if that worries you, I am told that there is another notice on the gate which reads “ADULTS WILL BE ADMITTED IF ACCOMPANIED by CHILDREN”.
Jesus did say that the gate into eternal life is small. Certainly the entrance to the Kingdom is small and narrow. Only a child will fir it. It’s a mysterious gate. It opens when it sees a child! And a child has no problem with that wonder. It is the adult who wants to have control, to make sure he has the key. The child will trust that the gate will be opened for him.
The kingdom is a gift. . . we cannot control it. Accept it like a little child. Each of us is invited in.