In front of the crowds, Jesus breaks into a prayer of thanksgiving. And for what is he thankful? That it is the innocent, the least in the rank of honor, to whom the secrets of God are revealed. It does not take seminary training or an appointment as a leader of the church to be open to the things of God. Just an innocent, childlike openness unlocks the keys to the mystery of God.
“Soften my heart, O God, so that I have the faith and openness of a child. My cynicism and judgments encourage me to scoff and dismiss your love for me. Forgive me, dear Lord. Amen”