Childlikeness liberates

A young father and his little son were looking forward to having a whole day to themselves. But the father couldn't shake the heaviness of heart brought on by a very difficult week at work. While in the grip of this depression, he felt his two-year-old's gentle hand and heard the words, "It's all right, Daddy. No monsters here!" And this loving, assuring gesture, with its complete conviction that there was nothing evil present, lifted that father's heart.

Where does a child get such a healing conviction? How can one know that only good, God, is present and feel the peaceful release such knowing brings? Doesn't such conviction come from childlikeness, the simple trust that God, good, is All?

Your purpose and your motive
April 18, 1983

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