Suffer the little children


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Mark 10:14 Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Mt 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mt 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Mt 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Mr 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.Suffer the little children

—————— excerpted in part from the European fantasy book

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There is nothing wrong with going back to fetch what one has forgotten ( se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yennki ).

— Ashanti saying

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“The overall African philosophy is that life and the reproduction of life sit at the core of human society. Men and women have children who ritualize their parents and ancestors. In the process of building community, African culture has no place, no category and no concept that can accommodate homosexuality as a way of life because it does not fit with the view that humans should reproduce in order to be remembered for eternity. Nothing is more important than the cycle of life from the unborn to the ancestors; anything that breaks that cycle, such as homosexuality as a way of life, threatens the very core of African society and philosophy.”

—-Molefi Kete Asante
via Awo Yaa Asantewaa Ankomah’s FB page

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“Discover what makes your child’s spirit light up, awaken, and filled with happiness….then support more of that.
Become their biggest fan & supporter! Promote more of what makes your child different, unique, creative and happy! One of the two GREATEST GIFTS you can ever give to your child, is to SUPPORT & PROMOTE their happiness and creativity!”

—FaceBook

On Children, excerpted from the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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It is said one can tell the state of a nation by how it treats its women. Then how much more can you tell about a people, a community, a nation, civilization or planet by how they treat those who are supposed to inherit the planet? Adults compete with children for afection, for clothes, for mates and for survival. Adults abuse children physically, emotionally and spiritually. Sometimes neglegent of their duties as providers and protectors, some adults kill children, or enslave them, or lead them to a life of debauchery and self desteruction. How are we treating our children?

 

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