Another Advent look at children, showing us adults how to receive the Kingdom of God.
“As to intelligence—a little intelligence is sufficiently dramatic, if it is single. A child doing one thing at a time and doing it completely, produces to the eye a better impression of mental life than one receives from—well, from a lecturer.”
One might add a word on the spontaneous co-operation between children seen on this photograph. ‘It’s only play, not serious’, you may say. But Someone said “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” (Mark 10)
Lecturers, teachers, preachers*: beware of self-importance!
from “The Colour of Life; and other essays on things seen and heard”, 1898
*(Not to mention politicians! 14.12.2019).