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Unwrapping the child-like – The Rev. Shannon Preston – Communion Café

“…In the gospel today, Jesus says the way of heaven, the kingdom is not revealed to the wise, the intelligent, but to babes, infants. Look again, and the Greek translates wise and intelligent also to the sophisticated or cunning. The wise and intelligent Jesus speaks about are those who use their minds to gain advantage over others, who use their minds for the good of themselves. For these persons, who are meant to know all things, what is not shown to them– what they cannot find themselves– is the kingdom of God. That, is reserved for the infant. There is something about the child-like that enriches our lives and deepens our faith and our openness to know and follow God…”