Monday, December 17, 2012

Brent: as little children

Monday, December 17, 2012
    Commemoration of Eglantine Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save the Children’, 1928
    But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
    —Luke 18:16-17 (NIV)
    It seems to me, as time goes on, that the only thing that is worth seeking for is to know and to be known by Christ—a privilege open alone to the childlike, who, with receptivity, guilelessness, and humility, move Godward. The Babe on your Christmas card says this to me.
    ... Charles H. Brent (1862-1929), from a letter, Dec. 26, 1913, Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, v. 26, Church Historical Society., 1957, p. 131 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, restore the child in me.
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