I remember growing up Luke 18:15-17 was alway quoted at infant baptisms (Uniting Church).
New International Version (NIV) The Little Children and Jesus
15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
I choose to live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.
I’m learning this one in a deeper way at the moment and it’s working.
No man is an Island, entire of itself;
Every man is part of the continent,a part of the main;
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,as well as if a promontory were,
As well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; Any man’s death diminishes me,because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee”
Can I just make a minor point regarding the debate in #australianpolitics at the moment on #gaymarriage . While the debate is vitally important, this alone will not be the silver bullet for the #equity and #inclusion of all #Australians as some seem to be claiming.