Jesus said, "Except ye be converted, and become as little...

Jesus said, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." When I first visited a practitioner for a healing, which was about six years ago, I was told that I must relax. The meaning of this was not made clear to me until five years had elapsed. Last year I was stricken with severe pains in my back, and my work required constant standing upon my feet. I asked my little girl of seven to perform some slight duty for me. She demurred, as she had been playing all day and was tried. Discouragement crept into my thought at her refusal, and I was willing to give in and let the seeming error take its course, and suggested that she and I go far away into the woods, away from people and civilization, to live alone. She quickly answered: "If you go away you are going with error. You can go alone; I will not go with you; I will stay here and get Science." Instantly I thought, Would I dare to speak to my parents in that manner? Even though my sisters and brothers should be corrected unjustly, we would not dare voice a protest to our autocratic parents. I lifted up my heart in thankfulness to God that my little girl dared to point out the error to me. As she watched me, questioningly, I humbly told her that she was quite right to want to stay with Science, and that mother was wrong. The meaning of relaxation was illumined, and I had become as a little child. I was instantly healed. That small child had taught me a great lesson,—that God is the parent of all. These children are in our care not to be ruled by any autocratic will of ours, but to listen attentively to the voice of our heavenly, and only, Father-Mother, God, for guidance in right paths.

(Mrs.) Alice M. Dey, Boston, Mass.

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