What Jesus Will Say?

Two young girls were walking leisurely

home from school, one pleasant day in early

autumn, when one thus addressed the other:

"Edith Willis, what will the girls say when

they hear you have invited Maggie Kelly to

your party?"

Edith was silent for a moment, and then

raising her soft blue eyes to those of her

companion, she replied, "Ella, when mamma

told me to invite Maggie, I asked her the same

question. She told me that it made no difference

what the girls said, who thought Maggie

quite beneath them because she was poor;

and she asked me if I would like to hear what

Jesus would say. So she took her Bible and

read to me these words: 'And the King shall

answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto

you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of

the least of these my brethren, ye have done

it unto me.'"

Ah! Little readers, never ask what this or

that one will say, when you are doing what

is right; but what Jesus, your king, will say

at the glorious resurrection morning that will

soon dawn upon us.