Posted by KidSpirit Online on March 31, 2021

by Megan Kelleher

My first memory of my Catholic faith was not an out-of-body experience, an ethereal dream of God, or a sacred conversation with the Lord. My first memory of faith was Easter Sunday 2006 and involved big hats and ugly dresses.

I was four, clad in a white puffy dress with yellow sunflowers and . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on March 17, 2021

By Olivia Baliey

Someday, everyone you love will die.

You probably stared at that sentence for a minute, didn’t you? What a way to begin an article. So morbid. So terrible and cruel.

But what, what on earth is honesty if not cruel . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on March 3, 2021

By Kushan Mehta

Religion in my household is very interesting. When you approach my apartment you will be greeted by a “Happy Hanukkah” floor mat. Then, one of the first things you see when you enter the house is a photograph of the Pope and an image of Jesus on the wall.

This is because . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on February 17, 2021

By Miseng Kim

In silence,
Magic flows,
The way rivers flow into the ocean.

In silence,

Posted by KidSpirit Online on February 3, 2021

By Kushan V. Mehta

Throughout the time that humans have inhabited the planet, many have pondered life’s big questions. One that puzzles all of us even today is, “What is our aim on this planet?”

What should one’s ultimate goal in this universe be? . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on January 21, 2021

By Abraham Weitzman

If you want to have a conversation, there needs to be space for each person to communicate their ideas and feelings.

Without that room . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on November 18, 2020

By Camille Rutter

So much darkness
Is passed through the world
Through the lack
Of kindness.

Days . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on November 9, 2020

By Po-Ting (Duke) Lin

My great-grandmother used to tell me, “Imagination is the true eyes of one’s mindset.” She often claimed, in a matter-of-fact tone, that this was the sole rule she followed in her lifetime. I long questioned this advice. I wondered if imagination truly had a purpose, or if it was a self-indulgent fascination compared to everything that the eyes see.

Ever since I was little, my great-grandmother had emphasized the importance of investigating the Buddhist teachings of the Four Noble Truths . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on August 20, 2020

By Nathan Zhang for KidSpirit's Fulfillment issue.

There are 800 kilometers between the cities of Beijing and Kaifeng, a lengthy gap mercifully shortened by the invention of rail. What was originally a laborious six and a half hours by car is now a slight three by train, and therefore it is a matter of practicality that the train is the preferred method of transit when I divorce the capital to make my yearly visit south. The cars and facilities are cool and clean, and the moquette seats, though not quite comfortable, are adequate and spacious enough. Besides, boredom is never a consideration when traveling by rail, or it at least has never been a concern to me. The large windows grant me the ability to spend hours entertained by nothing more than the passing of the countryside, the blurring of gingko trees with stone terraces, the sloping hills which slowly cascade down into many fisheries.

I must admit, however, that I also have a few sentimental and personal reasons . . .

Posted by KidSpirit Online on August 4, 2020

By Khawaja Mustafa Shah for KidSpirit's Fear and Anxiety issue.

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
— Winston Churchill

While these words are meant to inspire people, some misinterpret them. These people say that each person should face their own problems by themselves and should not stop to take care of themselves or their state of mind. Such is the status quo of mental health issues in Pakistan.

There has always been a stigma around discussing mental health issues . . .

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About This Blog

Young people are brimming with vision and prophetic wisdom. This blog features 11- to 17-year-olds in deep and often surprising explorations of spiritual life. Their original writing and artwork was first published in KidSpirit, the sole spiritual magazine by and for global youth. Their words call us to approach eternal questions with wonder. More