Monday, April 14, 2008

I read something the other day, although I haven’t been able to find it since; I wish I had the quote, but the thought was something like this – We are born innocent, and it is a beautiful thing, but better yet when by experience, innocence matures into virtue. It made me consider how wonderful it is to see the innocence in children, and we work hard to protect it from all who would try and steal it away; greater still is the person that as they mature and are exposed to the harsh realities of the world, applying their faith in God, and with love and guidance from caring parents, learn to guard their own heart and become a virtuous young lady or man. Innocence will not last forever, but virtue can.

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