Our age, which tends to prize being excessively wise as a serpent over being excessively innocent as a dove is not really smarter for it. It’s just more closed to the possibility that God might, in fact, show up. That’s not a virtue. It’s just cynicism and cowardice about being laughed at as a fool.
You never know when some shepherd is going to show up saying “We have seen the Lord Jesus!” and you can’t afford to be snobby when he does. It might make you miss Christmas!
—from the blog post In Praise of Credulity by Mark Shea