"Let the children come unto me," said Jesus, "for to such as these belongs the Kingdom of God." As we age, it is too easy to forget that the essence of God's nature (according to what Jesus said) is revealed in children.
In children we see unbridled enthusiasm, an openness to other people without categories or prejudice, a curiosity that gives birth to learning, the medicinal presence of laughter, and the sense that people are good and life is an adventure. Growing old is not so much about the turning of pages on the calendar as it is about losing those qualities which children possess.
Take some time for self-examination, asking what has become of the child within you and what you need to do to rediscover that person so that you can become whole.