God Unchanging

Bedtime, for two young children in a certain family, meant reading aloud from the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. "The scientific statement of being" (Science and Health, p. 468) and its correlative verses from I John as read at the close of the Sunday services in all Christian Science churches were great favorites. Sometimes the children asked for "Christ and Christmas" by our Leader, and the little faces would pore over the pictures, while the words of the poem completed for them the heavenly vision.

The child consciousness is eager and quick to grasp the thought most needed in a little one's problems, and it came about that the ninety-first psalm was known as "baby sister's psalm," while the "Love psalm," the twenty-third psalm, as spiritually interpreted on page 578 of Science and Health, was "brother's." When the evening reading was finished, when the little faces had relaxed, when the eyes were softened and brightened, brother would recite the prayer for little folk by Mrs. Eddy, as found on page 400 of "Miscellaneous Writings":—

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"Loss is gain"
June 1, 1918

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