Another Opportunity

[Written Especially for Children]

A Little boy was having many difficulties at school, for it seemed to him that his new teacher did not like him; in fact, not only did that seem to be so concerning him, but the entire class appeared to be a burden to the teacher.

When the little lad went home and told this to his mother she explained to him that Christian Science teaches that we make our surroundings harmonious or otherwise by our thinking, and she also told him that the Christ, Truth, is ever present to heal all sense of friction and inharmony. The child was urged to strive earnestly always to see in both teacher and pupils only the image and likeness of God, since he had been taught in Sunday school that this is the truth about man. A number of times during the term the mother visited the school, and she too tried to see as real only the truth about man. At that time there was not a complete healing of the situation, but there was some improvement in the child's thought about it. Still, it was with a sense of relief that the other members of the class, as well as this little boy, finished their stay in this particular room. The mother was sorry they had not made their demonstration of the presence and power of divine Love in this respect, and told her son that they must continue to know the truth about man and to think lovingly of the teacher.

During the next year things were better for the class which had formerly been so disturbed and troubled, and all were happy with the teacher they were then having. But along toward the close of the term a new problem came up to be solved by Christian Science. A little brother who was two grades lower in school was due to enter the grade that had seemed such a trial for his brother. From the other children at school he had heard much about this particular teacher, and he began to dread promotion lest his brother's difficulties should be repeated with him.

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October 14, 1933

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