My mom ordered an ice cream cone for herself when I was a baby.While she held me with one arm, balancing me on her hip, she took the cone in the other hand.I stared at the cone.I don’t think I’d had any solids yet.I stared so intently, she let me taste it.I licked the ice cream.And then…I slammed my face into it!(Mom can elaborate in the comments, but I think that’s the basic storyline.)I thought of that episode the other day when I read 1 Peter 2:2-3, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good” (emphasis mine). Peter is referencing a verse in Psalm 34, “Taste and see that the LORD is good.”Our pastor reminded us that we need to lose our pride and be childlike to enter the kingdom of God, like Zacchaeus, who, quite like a child, climbed a tree to get a look at Jesus. And, like the little baby who slammed her face into the ice cream cone having discovered it to be delicious, Zacchaeus tasted that the Lord was/is good, and exclaimed, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”He did what the Rich Young Ruler couldn’t bring himself to do. Jesus invited the ruler to sell all that he had, give it to the poor, and then follow Him–follow Jesus. But he couldn’t. The rich ruler was very sad, because he had much wealth.Oh, may I be like Zacchaeus–like the baby I once was–hurling myself without hesitation into the goodness of the Lord!