OF OLD ye have heard it said: Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings the Lord hath ordained truth.
I tell you, beloved, the phrasing hath its sense; I say unto you that children are the mouthpieces of the eternal ones; verily through the childlike do they manifest to flesh.
Except ye become as little children ye cannot enter the kingdom of Light; verily children are the lamplighters; watch them and see radiance.
Children are the mouthpieces of the eternal ones indeed: they have no knowledge unto themselves yet do they speak with an authority, having a knowledge of heavenly things unsoiled of worldly contacts.
Mark ye my wisdom: the sons of men have all been children, but more than this, the Sons of Light are always children.
They have Light in their hearts; they are simple of concept, having no evil in their natures; they have no conflict within their spirits; their intellects give them no burden.
I say unto you, beloved, that mankind hath a humor to deride children for their simplicity and ignorance of the world; I tell you, that is their shibboleth and protection: their simplicity exalteth them.
I say unto you again, Except ye become as children ye can in nowise enter the kingdom of Light.
I speak of children as an answer to the eternal question, What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
What shall it profit a man indeed if he lose the simplicity of his childhood? wherein cometh the increment to a sister if she knoweth not birds, and stars, and flowers?
Pity both for their blindness: yea, they have need of pity. Much knowledge maketh the heart to sicken, even as sorrow maketh it to suffer.
Children have knowledge; they are temples of purity which Mammon hath defiled not; they come to earth fresh from transcendent planes where they have seen and heard beauty of spirit unsullied by fleshly concepts.
Treat with them, I tell you, as incubators of eternal concepts; listen to their prankings of speech and behavior and answer with tolerance; harken to their voices when they make strange utterings.
Verily little children shall lead the kingdom, for I tell you that a little child is the holiest thing alive.
Can one who is not a child stand in a great place and say, This is the Master, see ye him, hear ye him?
Can those of worldly wisdom say, Long have we heard His words in our hearts, long have we visited Him in our spirits, long have we known Him by concept and precept, long hath He taught us of the comings and goings of the eternal throng climbing the ladders of doubt to the heights of understanding?
Verily the childlike say with me, That which is Written cannot be unwritten, that which is Said cannot be unsaid.
That which is Written compriseth words of truth unable to express themselves except in action; that which is Said compriseth words of Incarnate Thought sent unto you and the world of men that ye shouldst cohabit one with the other and know the words of Truth in your lives. . . .
excerpt courtesy of The Golden Scripts
Michael of Nebadon
Michael of Nebadon