One of the real delights and privileges of my work in Temple Balsall ( see www.leveson.org.uk) is the weekly service in St Marys for the whole of the school community. Over 170 children and others gather for worship. They are present with grace and expectation. They sing with feeling. They pray with love and compassion. They question and dig deeper into the mystery of faith and how it can shape life for good. There is a wonderful openness to God and wisdom.
Here is a glimpse of a small group of our children making their way to Church:
I think that we should open ourselves up to the curiosity and wonder that children show about life. We need to care and protect and support them but they also have much to share with us. Let us be formed by them.