"At that time Jesus declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight.
All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him."
If Jesus is God as the Christians believe, then why would he say, "I praise You, Father." Was he talking about himself? No, because they aren't one and the same. God, our Creator, is Jesus' Father and He is our Father. So what does that make Jesus to us if we are all children of God? Jesus is our spiritual brother. And, once again, Jesus isn't God.
Jesus said: Woe to the Pharisees, for they are like a dog lying in the manger of the cattle; for he neither eats nor does he let the cattle eat.
In this day and age the Pharisees go under several names, to many to mention here, they are the rulers and magicians that constantly cast their spells over the poplace which keeps them in ignorance and away from the truth, save a few.
The situation is the same today as it was back then.
The Pharisees do not know about God's Divine Love that He offers to all people and spirits, they are the dogs, and neither do the vast majority of people because they are under their control, they are the cattle. We are all born into this world of deceit and it is up to us to wake up and be free of their trolldom.
If the cattle overcame their fear of the dog and just entered the barn, the dog would run.