The annual general meeting of the congregation was convened, there was a quorum, and all settled in to attend to serious business. This included two preschool-aged children, a little boy and a little girl, who were there with their mom. They also proceeded to attend to serious business of their own. Like energetic little particles, they bounced about the room, not boisterous nor disruptive, but their presence was unmistakable. The meeting progressed, business as usual, discussions ensued and motions were passed. Not one attendee objected to nor was annoyed by the extracurricular activity that was happening at that meeting.
Perhaps the presence of the small children was sending a message to the older people with their speaking and voting privileges to not take themselves too seriously. All present were baptized, all present formed the body of Christ. The little ones, while not directly participating in the meeting, were making their say known, too, as humble little members of the body of Christ.
Lord Jesus, we give you thanks for all those who form your Church in their many varied and unique ways. Amen. — LI