Children as bringers of hope are a vibrant witness to the words of the Brazilian liberation theologian Leonardo Boff:

"As attested to by all the cultures and civilizations the world has known there is a principle of hope at work wherever people have lived that generates great excitement and utopian visions in spite of the fact that of the 3,400 years of recorded human history 3,166 were years of war, and the remaining 234 were years of preparing for war."

Mary C. Grey, Leonardo Boff, The Outrageous Pursuit of Hope by Mary C. Grey