The Father hides truth from the wise and understanding. He reveals truth to little children. Jesus thanks God for doing this. Jesus was preaching the kingdom of heaven. Bethsaida, Chorazin, and Capernaum were not repenting like Jesus told them to. And yet, Jesus went on thanking God for hiding the truth of the kingdom from them while showing it to others. “For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you.” Preaching and teaching the kingdom of heaven is not an exercise in mere information transfer. Mysterious and spiritual powers are at play. Words are used, wonders are performed.