My mom’s childlike trust in God’s goodness and her openness to what was possible jostled me out of feeling so defeated.

A childlike outlook that can’t be crushed

In an address published in her Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Beloved children, the world has need of you,—and more as children than as men and women: it needs your innocence, unselfishness, faithful affection, uncontaminated lives” (p. 110). 

The importance of childlikeness in the study and practice of Christian Science has been on my mind a lot lately. Children are receptive to spirituality, and their innocence and unselfishness are powerful and inspiring. 

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