Childhood is the closest most of us will ever get to Christ –
On average, people, as they grow older, become harder, deader in important parts,
And increasingly brittle.
This demonstrates that we may also be moving in the wrong direction spiritually –
So, before we grow any older, we need to consider turning –
And becoming more childlike in our souls.
We need to do this without giving up our lifetime of experience –
Retaining our hard-earned maturity.
The joy and light that, hopefully, will start growing brighter in us –
Eventually could even turn into the “twinkle” of a new-born baby –
A few older people have achieved this – think, for example, of the Dalai Lama
Or another mature person with this kind of sparkle that you might already know.
That would, of course, make one the most mature “baby” – ever –
Since, by that time, we’d have experienced being “born again” –
An infinite number of times.