[Written Especially for Young People]

Young Practitioners

It is a great privilege to be a student in a Christian Science Sunday School; for not only does the scholar learn there to know God and to experience freedom from sin and sickness, but he learns how to open the way to health and peace for his fellows. No one is ever too young to be a Christian Science practitioner. Everyone who has learned even a little of the truth about God and man can practice his knowledge every hour of every day. Then his demonstration of Truth and Love will shine out like a beacon light in the darkness and guide those who believe they are separated from God into the safe harbor of Christian Science.

Jesus expected all his followers to be healers; and the children followed him to be received into his arms and blessed. He knew that, with their pure thoughts filled with Truth, they could go forth and help to purify the world of error. Our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, had the same high expectation of children. On page 37 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she says: "It is possible,—yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman,—to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness. Christians claim to be his followers, but do they follow him in the way that he commanded? Hear these imperative commands: 'Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!' 'Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!' 'Heal the sick!'" She makes no distinction between the children and adults, indeed, she places them first in the list; and in the need for understanding and applying the truth the demands on them are no whit less strong than on the older followers of Christ Jesus.

August 15, 1931

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