“The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.” (Science and Health, page 371)
Being “all grown up” doesn’t mean we are done learning or that we are magically expected to know everything about who we are and what our life is about. Human maturity and experience doesn’t bring us any closer to God’s Truth, the blessed understanding of our eternal and sweet relationship with our Father-Mother-God. We must be willing to be instructed out of the darkness of doubt and fear and burden and into the heaven of our true inheritance.
We are children forever. We are always God’s own ideas, cared for by Him, fed with His ideas and His love, never the leader of our own lives, but always the led, the shepherded, the little dear one in God’s understanding embrace. Let us know that we, just like the children that we are, can join our fellow youngsters in discovering that there is nothing to be afraid of, that the darkness of mortal life is no competition against the smallest light of Science, the Truth that guides and reveals harmony, peace, power.
Let’s not get too big for our britches. Let’s show ourselves the mercy and understanding we would a little child under our care, and be willing to listen and learn, pride quelled and questioning heart expectant of answers. Let’s be willing to give up a sense of personal responsibility, shame, blame or discouragement, and simply listen to our divine Teacher, joyous in the fact that we are always safe with Him and we are always being led to our rightful, bright, beautiful home.
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