"And he said, 'I tell you the truth, unless you change
and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.' "
- Matthew 18:3
Children are constantly full of wonder and amazement at everything in the world around them. Yet somehow as people grow older and more mature, they tend to lose that childlike wonder. The priest told us a true story about Josh Bell, a famous violin player who played a 3.5 million dollar guitar in a Washington DC metro station. He played one of the most difficult songs to play on the violin. It was rush hour in the station, and thousands of people simply walked by while he played. Hardly anyone stopped to listen to him play, and it was the children who tried to stop in their listen, but their parents pulled them away.
A tree we saw in a parking lot on our honeymoon