(Mark 10:13-16, WEB).
There is a little child inside of you. The little boy, or little girl, of your childhood, is still on the inside of you. Just as the history of the tree becomes its core, in the form of rings that tell its story – that little one is part of the core of who you are.
Sometimes that little one still needs to be held. Sometimes that little voice is asking to be lovingly, gently touched. Sometimes she or he longs to be picked up and blessed.