The Kingdom of God is not a prize awarded to those who have conquered life.
Jesus is the great reverser:
He upends the sacred mountain and flips the developmental pyramid.
The first shall be last and the last shall be first.
Jesus points his reversing wand at the heart of every person.
Our lives are about attainment and successfully navigating the world.
Unless you become as little children, you will not enter the Kingdom.
You worked so hard to become a successful adult, but everything you learned along the way is a barrier to you.
Why is that?
Because all your experience is in navigating a world that is upside down and backward relative to the Kingdom.
Your experience is in applying judgment and exercising power.
But there is no need to do either of these things, where God takes care of all.
Be as innocent as a child - you never had anything to lose.