Quotes about children

The cry of a baby in the middle of the night is not simply a summons to change a nappy – it contains within it more than our ears can hear. It is a call to leave the cosy self-interest of our warm beds; to come, saying no to a thousand voices that tell us to remain where we are comfortable. It is a call to come away from ourselves. No one who ... read more


The school years escalate in difficulty and multiply in temptation. Add sports and friends and hormones and petty power structures. You can now sit in huge chunks of hurtling metal, taking the lives of every one of your passengers and every passenger in every passing chunk of metal and every passing pedestrian and every passing bicyclist into yo... read more


Nature itself ought in a way to teach us this. Those who abusively or stubbornly violate parental authority are monsters, not men! Hence the Lord commands that all those disobedient to their parents be put to death. For since they do not recognise those whose efforts brought them into the light of day, they are not worthy of its benefitsread more


Samuel Jonathan
For three long painful years we sat
In dry and barren darkness that
Like Hannah, left us vexed in soul
By circumstance beyond control
Of us or any mortal man.
We’d cry, “A child is better than
All other earthly gifts that God
Could ever give. This painful rodread more


God has made children to be magnificently subversive: they overwhelm the most elaborate defences of the most selfish adults.

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