The Rebbe, sadly, never had any children. Yet they were so important to him. To the Rebbe, children were important not just for what they would become, but also for what they are in the present tense. He ascribed to their prayers and their good deeds tremendous power, much more than the power of adults.

The child he saw as a lucid, glistening crystal vessel in which to find G‑d. More than once the Rebbe pointed out how his own thoughts strove to attain the simplicity of those of a child. In that simplicity, he taught, can be found the simplicity of the Infinite.