12-year-old boy had to answer immediately. "Miss Yoder, you tell them you believe in us boys." I do believe in those boys. When I am discouraged, I look around at the children. When I lose hope, I find in a child's face the renewed hope I need: loving kindness, forgiveness, and that supreme lack of self-consciousness and a lack of pretentiousness, known as simplicity. This is no new statement of belief. Long ago, a wise and gentle man said, "Unless ye become as a little child, ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven."