TODAY, AS A CHILD, I ENTER INTO THE GLADNESS OF LIVING, TRUSTING IN THE ETERNAL GOODNESS
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down… and running over, shall men give into your bosom…
Who would not be as a child again? Who would not again have the simple faith and childlike trust that somehow or other we seem to lose on the pathway of human experience? Things crowd in upon us until we lose one of the greatest of all gifts – the simple, spontaneous joy of living and a trust in the power of Good which alone is able, ready and willing to meet all our needs. Let us, then, again return to the place of assurance that comes with the simplicity of faith.
I now command the multitude of doubts and fears that crowd into my mind to be quiet, while the Divine miracle takes place in my life. I let every good I possess become multiplied as Divine Love acts upon my faith to bring into my experience everything necessary to my well-being. I know that this Divine Good includes all things that are necessary – food and shelter, love and friendship, and the accomplishment of every right purpose.
And so my faith, the faith of the little child in me, rises with expectancy to meet the new day, comes in joy to accept the bounty of heaven. With the faith of a little child I place my human hand in the invisible Hand of the All-sustaining Good and I let the miracle of life and love take place. I break my bread, with thanks, and distribute such good as I have to everyone I meet. I say of my own household and the households of all others: “God bless the four corners of this house, and be the lintel blest, and bless the bed and bless the board, and bless each place of rest. And bless the door that opens wide to stranger as to kin, and bless each crystal windowpane that lets the sunlight in.”
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker