LIKE UNTO A CHILD.

For many ages the purity, simplicity, and confidence of the child thought has been held before humanity as a pattern, the kingdom of heaven being likened unto it; yet very seldom do we find ourselves giving the matter serious attention. We do not seem to have been greatly impressed with the necessity of obeying the injunction; we go on our way, occupied, like Martha, with "much serving," forgetting that such a condition of thought is truly requisite for admission into the kingdom.

There is a lesson full of significance in the rebuke given by Jesus to his disciples when they endeavored to keep the little children from seeking him. He emphatically followed the reproof with the declaration, "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." And again we find that he made this declaration, as though he could not call attention to it often enough: "Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me,"—who seeth man with the gentle, loving, pure child thought, seeth the God-idea, God expressed.

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