Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Welcome to Listening to the Child with the Center for Children and Theology!

Children have a deep relationship with God, rich in love and profound joy. They know God, even before God's name is spoken to them. God dwells in the heart of the child. The spirituality of the child has so much to teach us as adults, yet often we are in too much of a hurry to truly listen.
With this blog, we at the Center for Children and Theology invite you to listen for God with children. For over twenty years, we have collected theological reflections, artwork and prayers of children, generally in response to their work in the Montessori based religious formation program called the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
With the first few posts, we offer excerpts from DoubleClose: The Young Child's Knowledge of God written by our director Catherine Maresca. These posts will include her own reflections from DoubleClose on the gift the child is offering us. We hope that you will add your own reflections as a comment in each post, so that this blog will become a discussion of what the spirituality of childhood is teaching us about the nature of God. Use Catherine's reflections in these first few posts as you guide.

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