Smiling for Love

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A small girl of seven had been proudly helping her mother in small kitchen duties. When all was done, the mother looked down at her child with the love-light in her eyes and with a kiss gave words of commendation.
Then the child, looking up into her mother's eyes said softly, "Mother, do you ever smile up at God as you smile down at me—just for love, you know? I do very often. It's so nice just to smile up at God."
Then the mother thought tenderly of the words, "Their faces do always behold the face of My Father."