The central importance of littleness for all those seeking to follow the way of Jesus was emphasised by Pope Francis in his Christmas Eve homily:
That is where God is, in littleness. This is the message: God does not rise up in grandeur, but lowers himself into littleness. Littleness is the path that he chose to draw near to us, to touch our hearts, to save us and to bring us back to what really matters.
Pope Francis continues:
This is what we should ask Jesus for at Christmas: the grace of littleness. “Lord, teach us to love littleness. Help us to understand that littleness is the way to authentic greatness”.
The full text of Pope Francis’ homily – in which he expands upon the importance and meaning of littleness – is available here.