We tend to avoid bad news because it is hard to hear. Even our efforts to dodge the truth can lead us to learning something. How open are we to living and learning as we go like a child?
[A way to live Mark 9:34-47 from the reading in many churches for 9/20/15, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. (We start before Sunday to help you to prepare for Sunday,) Jesus says his enemies will cause his death but he will rise from the dead. The disciples are afraid to ask what he means. Instead they argue about who is the greatest among them. Jesus puts a child in their midst saying be like a child. Perhaps he means be like a child who accepts and makes the best of what is.]