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CARING FOR THE CHILDREN

From the October 1965 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Adults are often philosophical about their own problems and afflictions, sometimes priding themselves on their ability to withstand courageously the suffering, woe, and limitation that they mistakenly believe to be part of God's plan for man— a kind of punishment, perhaps, for long-forgotten sins either real or imaginary. But these same adults find it not so easy to be philosophical about the suffering and affliction of little children whom they know to be innocent and for whom Christ Jesus showed such tender affection when he said ( Luke 18:16 ), "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.