childhood

Apocryphal

Breathing Life into a Bird

Whenever Mother Mary got a moment to spare she liked to be busy in her garden, watering her flowers and planting out vegetables.  Jesus had always wanted to help her, and as soon as he was big enough to look after it properly, she gave him a little plot for

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Buddhism

Siddhartha’s First Meditation

The time came to take Siddhartha to the temple of the Gods. By the king’s command, the streets of the city and the public squares were superbly decorated; drums were sounded and bells joyously rung. While Mahaprajapati was dressing him in his richest apparel, the child asked:  “Mother, where are you

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Christian

About My Father’s Business

And it came to pass after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, and they were hearing him and asking him questions. and all who heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when his parents saw him, they were amazed.

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