We didn’t come out of the womb as fully formed followers of Jesus. Our faith naturally grows as we get older. This is one of the lessons of the parable of the mustard seed.
Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds.
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
that a person took and sowed in a field.
It is the smallest of all the seeds,
yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants.
It becomes a large bush,
and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.”
The other important lesson of this parable is that our faith needs to grow large enough to become a safe place where seekers can feel comfortable to develop their own personal relationship with Jesus.