Babies are in constant contact with God
- I’ve noticed, Elder, that babies sometimes smile during the Divine Liturgy.
- Not only during the Divine Liturgy. Babies are in constant contact with God, because they don’t have concerns. What did Christ said for little Children? “Their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven”. They have communication with God and with their Guardian Angel, who is with them all the time. In their sleep they laugh, sometimes cry, because they see things. Sometimes they see their Angel and play with him - he caresses them, he shakes their hands and they laugh - once again they see scenes of temptation and they cry.
- What they see, when they are little, do they remember when they grow up?
- No, they forget them. If the child remembered how many times he saw the Angel, he would fall into pride. That is why, when he grows up, he will forget. God works with wisdom.
— Taken from the book “Family Life” by Elder Paisios the Athonite (amature translation by me)