Why we must take care with children

The name you scratch on the bark of a tree will grow with it. The same goes for a child’s heart. What you scratch onto a child’s heart you will read it again bigger in the years which will follow.
Great care is needed with children.

Based on St. Paisios the Athonite

In this photo, Abbot Efraim has a conversation with a school boy from the Athonite Academy