Religion and Childlikeness

Who has not felt refreshed and uplifted by the sparkling laughter, the genuine frankness and sweetness, of a little child? When untrammeled by false education, most children naturally accept and share the innocent joys and delights of each day.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 53), "Christian Science is simple, and readily understood by the children; only the thought educated away from it finds it abstract or difficult to perceive." And on pages 323 and 324 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," she says, "Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new renders thought receptive of the advanced idea."

Walling Up the Old
October 6, 1945

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