[Written Especially for Young People]

Recreation—True and False

Every student in the schools today is familiar with "true and false" tests, in which opposite statements are placed side by side, and quick decision is required to check the true statement and reject the false.

The young Christian Scientist is aware that daily he is called upon to make a like decision between true and false statements, opinions, habits of thought and of conduct. He is confronted with a kaleidoscopic world of multitudinous interests. This most highly mechanized era has placed in his hands instruments of power and speed, and introduced a variety of ways of spending leisure time not known to an earlier generation. Unless one is alert and watchful, this exciting sense of freedom that accompanies increased dominion over time, space, and forms of transportation is apt to engender a disregard for lawful restrictions, a lawlessness that chafes at restraint.

The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy, writes on page 552 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Thought, loosened from a material basis, but not yet instructed by Science, may become wild with freedom and so be self-contradictory." Young people today, unless instructed by Science, may find their desire for "freedom" leading them into new forms of bondage, into the opposite of the independence which is their natural heritage. The young Christian Scientist has both opportunity and responsibility in demonstrating true spiritual freedom, and maintaining his individuality and right to independent thinking.

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