We are taught in scripture to be like little children in the way we receive the gospel (Matt 18:43), and are also cautioned to not be like children in our understanding (1 Cor 14:20).
We (the grown ups) struggle with this. We make receiving the gospel portrayed in Bread and Wine a reward for understanding and by doing that show that in understanding we, the grown ups, are still children.
When little children reach out for bread and wine they are told they shouldn’t and can’t. Grown ups, by contrast, see the bread and the wine and are told they can and should, but won’t.
Let’s pray that our children overlook this inconsistency and never grow tired of reaching out for Gospel food.