Like a Child
I saw a three-year-old receive Holy Communion,
and it made me wonder…
what does that child comprehend about this experience,
and what is his experience of this holy encounter?
Doesn’t Jesus give himself to all people,
including those who don’t grasp the mystery?
I think I comprehend the experience more deeply
than that child, but let me not pretend for a moment
that I even begin to understand.
If this child is too young, when will he be old enough?
And so I feel like the apostles who shooed away
the children from Jesus–
mistaken, presumptuous, taught another lesson.
When will I ever come to understand the mystery that isn’t…
that all are welcome, no exceptions?