Each of us is born in absolute purity. We grow, we see and learn, and we are in a constant state of wonder. One of the greatest blessings we can receive from children is to witness their awe as they discover the world in which they live.
Jesus encouraged us to be as little children—to live in faith and fascination and childlike innocence. Children remind me of what is truly important: love, laughter, openness, acceptance, and delight. I live my life much more richly and fully as I remember to approach all my circumstances with the freshness and excitement of a child.
Life is a wonder, and children are among our greatest blessings.
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.—Matthew 19:14