The soulfulness of children
Children have a knack of making simple things very profound. Maybe it’s because children tend to put their everything in everything they do. The energy of a curious child cannot be dampened easily, no matter the presence of seemingly “wiser” adults.
However, the “real world” can mercilessly shove children off their feet. Innocence can turn into disillusionment; what was once soulful becomes soulless, like a robot reacting to the whims of the “real world”.
Maybe the invitation is not only to defend our children, but more importantly, the child in each of us. That innocent, curious, soulful being that is destined to be the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And sometimes, life can be much more meaningful when we design little sanctuaries where we can have a bit of a respite, giving in to childlike wonder and pleasure, crying a bit over knee bruises when we fall, but laughing heartily as we inevitably rise up again.
Like all children do.
Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 221: AUGUST 9, 2022]