He said, "Until you become as a child, you will not be well." (an ode on returning home)
Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3–4).
Moving away from child to adult, it becomes more and more difficult to become a child again.
What is it - that’s so beautiful and lovely about the nature of a child - that prompted the great I AM THAT I AM, to hide the secret to the kingdom of heaven - there?
At the same time, he decided to have us up grow ‘up’ instead of growing ‘down’. This is ironic, because as we grow up, we move closer to the eternal side of things and away from the ephemeral side of things.
It makes the process tougher…
Because according to his originally created nature, we come out of being little children.
Where, Oh Father, where, Oh Lion of the Tribe of Judah, did you hide that secret in me?