(Mark 9:33-37 ESV)
"They were arguing about who was the best", was his response.
Did you notice though how they didn't tell Jesus that when he asked them what they had been discussing. Were they ashamed of themselves perhaps? This is what my boy wonders as well.
Jesus knew anyways. He just wanted them to tell him.
When they didn't, he addressed the issue regardless. He told them “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
Then to make the point clear," he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”
Have you noticed how God does that?
How even if we don't want to tell him about something we are struggling with, he brings it to our attention anyways, he addresses it in our lives. He wants us to talk about (otherwise why ask?) but even if we try to avoid the issue he'll bring it up regardless.
I find that the Good Lord is quietly persistent about addressing issues in our lives that keep us from seeing him clearly. He doesn't want us arguing about who is most important, he wants us to come like children, he wants us to come to him and talk about what we are struggling with. It helps you know. To say, I'm sad about, or I want this, or I don't know to ... and he helps. He really does. Haven't you noticed this yet in your life?
God is not just a static, who gives a rip father. NOT at all, instead, he's one who is intimately involved in our lives and helps us through our daily struggles, to get to know him better, and to live as the people he has called us to be. Even if we don't want to talk to him about something, he knows anyways, and will help us through whatever we are struggling with.