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“From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest”

This is another quote from Tagore. Again, very simple but so meaningful. It reminds us that what we might think of as holy, divine, important, meaningful, serious etc is not always what God is looking for. In fact, it is often the opposite of what He is looking for. The innocence of children is what God admires. The temple, of stone and wood; the priests, perhaps in their black robes busy with some serious church business (or temple business); they are nothing compared to the children, who in a spirit of freedom and innocence run out of man’s tower of babel, and play in the dust, the least of God’s creation, and to which we all return. Let’s be more like children…

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