Children

These are little ones before they become “adult” and prone to judgment, prejudice, hate, narrow-mindedness–need I go on? You know, all the things they learn from the rest of us…

Instead of conforming them to our molds and “raising good kids,” wouldn’t it be better for all of us, and the world, if we conformed more to their unadulterated standards?

Children have a beauty
That’s within them; it is true.
Children have a beauty
And an innocence that’s pure.

Children love all people,
And they bring great joy and peace.
Children love all people,
And they teach us many things.

Children are quite special,
And they fill our hearts with love.
Children are quite special,
And we thank the Lord above.

I love little children,
For they’re gentle, good, and kind.
I love little children;
They delight my heart and mind.


In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the middle of them, and said, “Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
–Matthew 18:1-4

Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.” He laid his hands on them, and departed from there.
–Matthew 19:13-15

Scripture quotations are from World English Bible (WEB).

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