Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to get to heaven

"What is childlike humility? It's not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda.

It's that precious, fleeting time before we have accumulated enough pride or position to care about what other people might think. The same un-self-conscious honesty that enables a three-year-old to splash joyfully in a rain puddle, or tumble laughing in the grass with a puppy, or point out loudly that you have a booger hanging from your nose, is what is required to enter heaven.

It is the opposite of ignorance--it is intellectual honesty: to be willing to accept reality and to call things what they are when it is hard."

From the book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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