503. Unless one becomes child-like in faith, it is difficult for one to realise God.
If the mother says to the child,
'He is your brother,' the child fully believes that the person referred to is really its brother.
If the mother says, "Don't go there, there is a bogy," the child is indeed convinced that there is a bogy.
God is moved to pity when He sees in a man that kind of child-like faith.
None can attain God with the
calculating nature of the worldly-minded.