“It may be that we have lost our ability to hold a blazing coal,
move unfettered through time,
to walk on water,
because we have been taught that such things have to be earned;
we should deserve them;
we must be qualified.
We are suspicious of grace.
We are afraid of the very lavishness of the gift.
But a child rejoices in presents!”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections of Faith and Art