Why Do We Jolt The Little Children Out Of Heaven?

12 Sep

Riding my motorcycle on a quick round trip to the local shops yesterday, I witnessed what seems like the very best of our world on the journey out.

And the very worst on the journey back.

I live in a narrow valley, surrounded by mountains. From my home, a view of the panorama of the heavens is pretty much limited to straight up. So it is always difficult to know what the weather conditions are really like until getting out of “my” valley. Many are the occasions when I have discovered myself to be wrongly clothed for the conditions “out there”.

On turning east out of my road yesterday, I was greeted by the sight of a truly spectacular, beautiful, mesmerising (to me) lenticular cloud formation floating over the coast. In all my years, I have never seen quite its like before. If only I’d had a camera. The sight of this cloud formation filled me with a profound sense of awe and wonder. And inner peace.

On the return journey, I noticed two children in school uniform walking on the footpath. A girl, age perhaps 11-13 years, followed by an adorable little boy — presumably her little brother — age about 5 years. As I rode up beside them, I saw the older girl turn abruptly back towards the little boy. Arms rigid by her sides, she leaned forward and down towards the little fellow, in an aggressive, threatening manner, and spat some words at him. Words that I could neither hear nor lip read, thanks to the sound and speed of my motorcycle.

What happened in the next instant sent a sharp dart of pain into the core of my being.

That beautiful little boy cowered.

Like a frightened, oft-abused puppy.

I will share something deeply personal with you, dear reader.

I love children.

And yet … alas … my fate, it seems, is that I will likely not ever have any of my own.

I have many friends with children. I have spent countless hours nursing, playing with, and most valuable of all, observing them as they grow.

It is from observing children — and from many more hours sitting still and silent in nature, simply watching, and listening — that I can wholeheartedly endorse the Truth of these words, attributed to Jesus of the Bible:

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn (around) and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2-3)

Over the millennia, many persons far wiser than I have written many far finer words about the virtues of having a child-like outlook, and disposition, than I could ever hope to conceive.

For the moment, the best I can think to say this.

To frighten a small child out of his living in the heavenly moment of the Present — his natural state of existence — is, I think, in most cases likely a crime against Heaven itself.

The small child lives in a state of time-less-ness — “heaven”, to many — because he lives purely, wholly, and simply in every moment.

There is no past. There is no future. There is only Now.

To jar a little child out of that heavenly state, seems to require an act of violence.

From someone else.

Usually, an “adult”.

As time ticks on, small children continue to be jolted out of Heaven. By the thoughtlessness, and selfishness, of others.

They are introduced — by us — to a new state of experience.


Fear causes the little child, for the first time, to begin to dwell — at least at times — outside of the heaven of Now.

And in the hell of “What if?”

I think that if we adults would all take far, far greater care, to guard ALL the little children of the world against those acts of violence that would jolt them out of heaven, and into our world of fear and “what if?”, then in constantly standing watch for them, we would begin to share in their heaven.

We too, would begin to experience — at least at times — their blessed state of Timelessness.

12 Responses to “Why Do We Jolt The Little Children Out Of Heaven?”

  1. Kevin Moore September 12, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    The secular compulsory government indoctrination centres [schools for herd mentality] are leading children astray.
    From – Funeral Oration
    The Fatal Discourse of Rabbi Reichhorn

  2. Kevin Moore September 12, 2013 at 8:52 am #


    But I do not agree with trying to win an arguement by mentioning Hitler, as in this article.

  3. Kevin Moore September 12, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    “Vladimir Putin, the one leader who has been hated by the Zionist regime, declared that “The Russian Orthodox Church has been with its people throughout its whole history. It has shared in people’s troubles and joys, has supported and inspired us, cemented the moral foundation of our society and national statehood….
    “We shouldn’t forget that it was by undermining the spiritual and national values and through persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church and other traditional religions in Russia that we begin losing the unity in our state in our country and slipped into revolutions, fratricidal bloodshed, conflicts and war…..”

  4. Carrie-May September 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    After the election last Saturday, I was sitting next to a man who with his 3 young children were enjoying a sausage sandwich each [I was waiting for my husband to bring back ours] when a muslim family walked passed us. Mum was covered up and walking several paces behind her husband and kids when their 3 young children saw the other children enjoying their sausage sandwiches and naturally asked their father for one each as well. I stared in horror at what that muslim man did to his poor children who only wanted to be like the other children, enjoy a sausage sandwich. This muslim father in a very loud voice berated those kids in front of everyone there and told them that they were not going to have such filthy food and they could wait until they got home and he would cook them proper food. He went on and on getting louder and louder and shouting in a non english voice, but by the looks on those poor little kids faces he was still berating them. They visibly ‘shrank’ and cowered in the face of his verbal abuse while their muslim mother stood there and said nothing! I would have liked to have given him a serve for treating his children so badly but I thought I’d probably be changed with being racist! That’s how far ‘free-speech’ has sunk in Australia. That muslim man was preventing his children from assimilating and being like other Aussie kids – no wonder we have such a problem with muslim young people believing they are superior to us!

  5. Kevin Moore September 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    I want to explain the issue of declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation in simple terms so that people can understand what is involved in the declaration..
    When Zambia was declared as a Christian nation, what it meant was that we chose God to be the Lord of our Nation Zambia. In other words it is like when a country aligns it self to a super power like United Kingdom (UK), it doesn’t mean that automatically that nation becomes a super power or it becomes developed, no.
    What it implies is that; that nation will have some privileges from the nation it aligns it self to, e.g. receiving aid from that nation in form of financial, security and material things.
    It is the same with our declaration we have now aligned our selves to God the creator of heaven and earth. We will benefit from Jehovah God as children benefit from a parent. He is now our father (the father of the nation Zambia)………….,..”

  6. Kevin Moore September 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    There is a country in Africa which has its name beginning with the last letter of the alphabet which has declared itself a Christian nation. I’ve tried over 10 times in various ways to post the article from its news source here but it is continually blocked – interesting!

    • The Blissful Ignoramus September 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      Really? What happens when you try to post it?

      I presume you’re talking about Zambia?

      • Kevin Moore September 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

        I press the post comment and it does whatever it does and finishes at the title of this post. Then to stop duplicate comment I make slight alterations but to no effect. The answer to your second question is yes.

        All else on another topic, no problem.

        • The Blissful Ignoramus September 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

          Hmmmm … so wordpress must be blocking the url of the site you want to link to. Interesting. Naturally piques my curiosity 😉 You have my email address, right?

          Scratch that. They were going straight into the spam folder. Have saved one and approved it.

          Apologies Kevin, I very rarely think to check it.

          • Kevin Moore September 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

            That answers the problem – thanks – it had me wondering.

            I don’t have your email address for here.

            • The Blissful Ignoramus September 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

              If it happens again, prompt me in a follow-up comment to check the spam folder.

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