When have we stopped being children?

Mark 10:13-16. Whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it

How is it possible that a child already has a natural and pure desire to know the truth?

How is it possible that my nephews and nieces can call me out when I try to trick them in a silly and goofy manner? “You’re lying Ninong Patch! You’re so silly!”

How is it possible that a child relentlessly asks why, and acts and verifies a claim with his own (mis)adventures?

When did we decide to stop being children, becoming drunk with our own conspiracy theories, convenient narratives, and BS?

In a loving environment (e.g., family and friends), the child naturally seeks the good and the opportunity to flourish. But what have we done to our society? We suppressed the children in us, opting for a bastardized version of an ethics of care, reciprocity, and quid pro quo.

It is the irony of ironies: children are wiser and more authentic than us adults.

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 57: FEBRUARY 26, 2022]

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