The Granite Monthly

The Granite Monthly for October, 1901, contains a beautifully written and interesting article by Henrietta H. Williams, entitled, "Christian Science and the Children." The theme is the teaching of Christian Science to children.

A brief quotation will serve as an index to the scope of the paper:—

"Consider the advantage to the child who begins his career, from his earliest cognizance of the external world, by an immediate acquaintance with Love, in an environment in which fear is never mentioned and seldom thought of, where in his first lispings he learns the word Good, and constantly in the objective realm sees, hears, and feels the effects of this Love and Good in deeds of gentleness, unselfishness, and affection, recognizing beauty everywhere about him because it typifies God's intelligence and power, in limitless, ever-unfolding expression. His earliest language acquaints him with truth, harmony, and kindness. Disease is no more discussed than fear, and the attacks of sin or sickness common to childhood (and from which Christian Science children are signally free) are known simply as discord, and error, or evil, and are neither to be accepted nor yielded to but are to be overcome, put out of thought and expression. His first lesson is prayer. . . . The children's text-book, 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures' by Mary Baker G. Eddy, teaches them that 'Obedience is the offspring of Love, and Love is the Principle of Unity, the basis of all right thinking and acting.' "

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Be not Deceived
October 3, 1901

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