"But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me and do not hinder them. It is to just such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs. I assure you that whoever does not accept the reign of God like a little child shall not take part in it. Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them." 1

Lifted in its Master's palm,
Little bird achieves its flight:
Freed from ev'ry snare and qualm,
It soars aloft to the height.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Mark 10: 13-16

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