“And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus knew we had become hardened to the mystery and delights of life. He told us we had to change—that we needed to be childlike, full of curiosity and wonder. Children are receptive—teachable. They don’t have anything to prove. They haven’t built up walls to keep love out. They unabashedly plow headlong into their feelings and explore their boundaries. And, they play.
Adults, on the other hand, are often closed off. We think we know all we need to know; we aren’t very teachable. And, we have trust and intimacy issues. How much better our lives would be if we allowed the walls we’ve built to come down. How much better our lives would be if we became more curious, more open to exploring how we feel and how others feel. Imagine too, how good life could be if we could do as Jesus instructed and became more childlike. Think how freeing that could be! We could play more, instead of worrying.
Why don’t you knock on God’s door and ask Him to come out and play? See what good fun the two of you can get into.