Jesus has said over and over, “If only My children would be children.” A child is little and dependent on the parents. We need to be little and dependent on Jesus. To be dependent, we have to listen and follow the words and ways of the parent not the ways of other children. Jesus has said over and over, “Stay close to Me and keep your eyes on Me.” A little child keeps his eyes on the parent and does not want to be separated. The child follows the parent staying close.
We too, can do the same and keep our eyes on Jesus by following Him through His sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation, following through His Living Word, through prayer, through sacrifice and loving our neighbors as He has loved us.
Jesus and the Blessed Mother have told us to learn the “Little Way” of St. Therese of the Little Flower. She always tried to please Jesus as a child tries to please a parent. She tried to make little sacrifices to what He would want rather than what she would want. St Therese said she thought of the presence of Jesus always. Hardly a three minute period would go by when she did not think of Jesus. She had the simplicity and trust in Jesus of a little child.