(Gospel) Infants can be moody at times, rejecting a parent’s kisses. At other times they kind of “tolerate it.” Again there are times when they need and seek out mom’s or dad’s caresses.
There remains, despite our greatest efforts, an aurora of mystery around Jesus Christ. We cannot see him, we hear his words only indirectly through the Gospels. Prayer remains for every single person I have ever met a FIGHT and a STRUGGLE.
However this should not surprise us. Jesus reminds us today: “No one knows the Son, except the Father.”
And our efforts to be “learned” or “wise” seem to be quite the contrary to what we actually need. It’s not our efforts that matter, but the Revelation of God himself.
And this, my friends, is what God asks of us before he chooses to reveal himself: that we become childlike. He will do the rest.
It’s about not being a moody infant; about needing and wanting God to cover us with his kisses.