And because every child is so, so amazing…..

Jim Palmer


“Jesus said we must become like little children in order to experience the present reality of God’s kingdom. And yet, so little value and significance seems to be put on children. Western society and religion is sick with adultism. All our metaphors for God are couched in adultism. Some would feel it was even sacrilegious to represent or metaphorise God as a child or youth. That’s just how disconnected we have become from the truth and teachings of Jesus. Adults set the agenda for about everything in Western society, especially religion. Our adult society is are out of touch with the child, including, perhaps especially, the wounded child that is inside ourselves. Desire, passion, adventure, receptivity, creativity, openness, authenticity are but a few natural characteristics of children and youth that are invaluable for spiritual growth and transformation. Too often we think of children as a distraction or little creatures to…

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