Tag: Purity (home)

It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.

permalink source: C. S. Lewis
tags: Purity, Desire

Innocent Does Not Mean Naive

When I was young, I thought the act of getting older meant, year by year, getting more sophisticated, more hard, cool, and unpitying. Less innocent. Maybe that was a childish idea of what getting older was all about. Maybe adults, mature adults, get more innocent with time, not less. Because the word "innocent" does not mean "naive," it means "not guilty." Children do small evils to one another, schoolyard fights and insults, not because their hearts are pure, but because their powers are small. Grown-ups have more power. Some of them do great evils with that power. But what about the ones who don't? Aren't they more innocent than children, not less?

permalink source: John Wright, Fugitives Of Chaos, 181
tags: Purity, Children