|In that hour, the disciples drew near to Jesus, saying, “Whom do you consider to be greater in the kingdom of heaven?”
|And Jesus, calling to himself a little child, placed him in their midst.
|And he said: “Amen I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
|Therefore, whoever will have humbled himself like this little child, such a one is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
|And whoever shall accept one such little child in my name, accepts me.
|See to it that you do not despise even one of these little ones. For I say to you, that their Angels in heaven continually look upon the face of my Father, who is in heaven.
|How does it seem to you? If someone has one hundred sheep, and if one of them has gone astray, should he not leave behind the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go out to seek what has gone astray?
|And if he should happen to find it: Amen I say to you, that he has more joy over that one, than over the ninety-nine which did not go astray.
|Even so, it is not the will before your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should be lost.