"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom o

When grandma came to visit, she would often raise her index finger and solemnly warn me that 'little children should be seen but not heard.' Hers was a wisdom widely acknowledged, then. Today the same vintage sagacity survives in different guises. In its most extreme form it can be seen in the murder and maiming of innocent women and children in places like Syria. In the so-called imperatives of war, they, being powerless are expendable. In the government of God, these values are reversed. The patronage and sponsorship of his rule begins at the place of weakness and vulnerability, and spreads out from there.

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