"As A Little Child"

We begin so early to " train up a child in the way " of worldly wisdom ; to forewarn him of danger ; to talk to him of sorrow, sickness and death ; to fill his thought with that wisdom by which the world knoweth not God, that we, in large degree hide the child nature and almost lose sight of the simplicity and unworldliness which always behold the face of the Father.

And yet, after we have done so much to becloud the childish thought and hamper it with our petty ideals, our ignoble motives, and great anxieties, one characteristic remains typically childlike through all the generations.

The fearlessness of danger, the careless generosity, the ready credulity, the thoughtless glee, all have their source in ignorance of evil.

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The Christian Scientist's Side
March 16, 1899

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