Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Pledge of Immortality

'A child is a pledge of immortality, 
for he bears upon him in figure 
those high and eternal excellences 
in which the joy of heaven consists, 
and which would not thus be shadowed forth 
by the all-gracious Creator,
were they not one day to be realized'  

John Henry Cardinal Newman 

Painting:  Hermann Knopf Gut bewachter Schlaf, in US public domain due to age