What exactly did Jesus mean when he said we needed to be like children?
I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, youre not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in Gods kingdom.
Jesus in Matthew 18:2-4, MSG
We begin with the capacity to learn more effectively and more flexibly about our environment than any other species. This knowledge lets us imagine new environments, even radically new environments?
University of California psychology professor Alison Gopnik The Philosophical Baby. Page 8
By the time they are two or three children quite characteristically spend much of their waking hours in a world of imaginary creatures, possible universes, and assumed identities. Walk into any daycare center and you will be surrounded by small princesses and superheroes in overalls who politely serve you nonexistent tea and warn you away from nonexistent monsters.
Alison Gopnik The Philosophical Baby. Page 29
At that time Jesus said, I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. Jesus in Matthew 11:25, MSG
Media illustrations from the movie "The Fall"