As the four-year-old girl walked with her mother into the pediatrician’s office, she asked “Will you stay close to me when I see the doctor?” The reply came quickly: “Oh yes.” The refreshing honesty of children reminds us of the beauty of expressing our concerns. We all go through periods in which we need to lean on someone for strength and guidance. Staying close to loving people and to God calls for an open heart. We can feel closer to God. “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).