receive the kingdom of God as a little child… If you can even remember what it’s like to be a child, what it’s like to be enamored by the simplest things, what it’s like to marvel at laughter or experience a sense of freedom not bound to the physical world but rather to its dreams and possibilities. You look at things with a healthy curiosity not burdened by judgment but rather excitement of discovery. Your ears hear things, some of which you probably shouldn’t be listening to but you listen anyway just because and you keep for another day. So that when your mouth speaks of things that are far wiser than your years, others have no choice but to listen. Then you know you’ve come full circle in this life, now as a child, living unto God. For it is such as these that the kingdom belongs. Mark 10:1-16.