A brief reflection on the story of Jesus found in the temple, as told in the Gospel of Luke. I find, for myself, lessons to be learned from the leadership/coming-of-age role the boy Jesus steps into, and the leadership roles the Parkland students have been thrust into. There's a strong reluctance among many adults in power to take these young people seriously. I suggest there is a bit of ego getting in the way of understanding and compassion. This is a reflection on that reluctance and tension, and how we might find a way to set aside pride and move forward.