THE ATTENTIVENESS that allows us to be present to nature and to each other awakens in us a sense of wonder. Here small children have much to teach us. Children are blessed with a natural sense of wonder and often become absorbed for long periods in the presence of natural things. A spirituality of simplicity will affirm children in their attention to creation. But it will also recognize the child in each of us who wants to observe, play, and live fully in the marvelous world of God’s making.
—Elizabeth J. Canham, The Wondrous Mystery: An Advent Reader (Upper Room Books, 2019)
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
—Matthew 18:3 (NRSV)
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