HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10

The little one may be a weak and backward disciple. He tries me sorely by his ignorance, his error, his despondencies and misgivings. But the travel-stained feet of Christ are members of His body, no less than the busy hands and the thinking brain. Let me not hold in contempt these dusty and way-worn feet. Let me bathe them tenderly in the refreshing waters of love.

The little one may be a sinful and outcast soul. Ah well — but this soul, covered over with earthliness, sunk in degradation, may be one of the diamonds and rubies of the King of kings. If I will take pains with it, if I will set myself to burnish and brighten it — it may flash and sparkle in the diadem that adorns the Lord’s brow forever and ever. And then I shall have gladdened two hearts eternally — the human heart I have helped to bring to Jesus, and the divine heart of my Saviour Christ.

Therefore let me beware lest I despise one of God’s little ones. I cannot estimate the value He attaches to them, the love He cherishes for them, the future He describes in them.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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