So what does it mean to become as little children? Is it merely a return to an earlier, less polluted human state? Is it about cultivating childlike qualities like goodness, obedience, humility, and dedication? Or is it way deeper than that?
A recent divorce, and subsequent career questions, have left me wondering how to trust God more completely with important decisions — seeing Him as the only creator. I’ve always tried to make things happen — to build my life and career according to human logic. Sometimes, I notice that things unfold beautifully. I’m effortlessly good at those things that just “fall into my lap.”
Others, things get so tangled I can barely remember why I got involved in the first place. How can we learn to tell the difference before we commit our time and energy?
I’m closer to a Radical Trust in God than I ever was. This, I think, is what Jesus meant by “become as little children.”
So I’m asking: how can we really put everything in God’s hands? To recognize one parent Mind as creator - and simply rejoice in that creation?
Carlos Machado, June 2012
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