“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11..
Jesus points to children as an example of the kind of faith, love, and trust for Father that he wants to see in his disciples. In this example, however, Paul is referring to the ways of childhood as an immaturity to be left behind. It is a way of only seeing and knowing in part, through eyes not yet able to see, ears not yet able to hear, a mind not yet able to understand…… We must leave those things behind so that we can embrace the mature things of life and faith.
Harry Levin in an interview with Dr. Phil: Says Dr. Phil, childhood pretty much results in 100% feelings of hurt and victimization. The challenge of counseling is to help people put that behind them and live into the present.
That’s about right. Let it go or live a miserable life of resentment, anger, self-pity, low self esteem, and blaming others. We must be willing the see and surrender the old patterns and immature ways of excusing ourselves avoiding responsibility. (CBB 7/8/21)