Little children are important because they are human beings, and human beings are important because they are made in the image of God and bear a responsibility, in keeping with their divine likeness, to the kingdom of God.
The danger comes when small children, or grown adults, say “I’m important, yo!” over and over and over again. Somewhere in that repetition their sense of significance morphs into something more sinister: self-importance. Welcome to Me-Ville.
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