I need more of a childlike faith like the one described here.
Goodness I struggle with this though.
I try to intellectualize nearly all of theology and faith. Maybe, if I read one more book on apologetics, I can get it just right…
Sure, much of my inclination is how we are individually wired.
I just don’t want to discount the innocence of it all.
Maybe the fundamentals of faith are easier than we think?
When some of Jesus’ friends were arguing about who would get to sit closer to Him when they got to heaven, Jesus told them unless they changed and became like children, they’d never enter the kingdom of God. I think what He was saying is we need a childlike faith to understand Him. That makes a lot of sense to me. It’s not acting childish that will get us to heaven. Plenty of people do that. It won’t be our big prayers and fancy language that will help us get there either. Big faith doesn’t need big words. We also don’t need to make faith easier, because it’s not; we need to make it
simpler,because it is. Children have mastered what most of us are just beginners at. One of the things about kids, in addition to their simple faith, is they aren’t afraid of the things many of us are afraid of. Their curiosity about what they don’t know outdistances their fears about what they do know by a mile.
-Bob Goff, Everybody Always