"Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 18:2—4).

Surely no quality of thought expressed by Jesus more clearly revealed his Christliness than his humility. While no one ever accomplished more or wielded a greater influence for good on humanity than did he, Jesus' life and teachings were ever a rebuke to the unhumble, the lovers of power, position, personal aggrandizement, scholasticism, and intellectualism.

The student of Christian Science early discovers that pride of intellect and pride of human achievement are impediments to spiritual comprehension. Why? Because this healing understanding, which Jesus exemplified and practiced, entails the humble, unqualified recognition that God is infinite, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent Mind, the only source of intelligence. All true knowing stems from infinite Mind, and man is therefore the reflection and not the originator of that knowing. Accordingly, one has no need or right to claim a wisdom of his own, but finds true satisfaction in the expression of divine intelligence.

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November 15, 1947

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