A Child, Karl Barth, and FaithPosted: February 26, 2013
When Jesus wants to feed 5,000 people the only one who seems to think this possible is a boy. The disciples don’t think it’s possible. A boy apparently does and offers his lunch to Jesus and the rest is history.
When asked by a reporter to summarize his extensive theological volumes the great 20th century theologian Karl Barth replied: Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.
We are called to walk in childlike faith. But that does not mean only ignorant people can follow Jesus Christ. Smart people like Karl Barth can too. But it does mean that no matter how smart you are it still requires simple faith to follow Jesus.