There’s a big difference between being awake and being aware, alert, or conscious to what’s really going on around and within you. Consider a baby. When a baby’s awake, she’s also present. She’s not learned enough to be distracted. She takes in everything around her, absorbing what’s coming to her at the moment. It’s little wonder Jesus said, “Unless you change and become like a little child, you cannot enter the kingdom of God” (Matthew 18.3).

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AuthorChris Neufeld-Erdman