School Problems

[Written Especially for Young People]

Christian Science reveals the truth about God and man which is able to heal every discordant condition. No difficulty in school, regardless of its seeming seriousness or stubbornness, can withstand the omnipotence of Truth; and when school tasks and contacts are approached with the understanding that man, God's idea, forever reflects unlimited intelligence, the student is able to give more to his work, his course, and his class; and in this very giving he finds demonstration.

Daily preparation of school lessons is one of the first demands made on the student. As he learns to provide time for the daily study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly before taking up his school work, he finds the latter is more readily understood. One of the truths he may learn from a study of the Lesson-Sermon is that man in God's image reflects the dominion of Life, Truth, and Love. From the basis of our divine heritage we have the right to express this God-given dominion in our daily activity. Arguments that there is not sufficient time for a proper study both of the Bible Lesson-Sermon and of the school assignments should be seen as false, in order that they may exercise no bad influence over our daily routine. In God's universe there is sufficient opportunity and ability to express all good.

The argument may present itself that one has done his daily work, but that he does not understand the course and that it is too difficult. Here again Christian Science comes with a positive denial of this unreal belief. Man reflects intelligence and understanding from divine Mind, and the Christian Scientist, in school or in college, endeavors to realize this, not part of the time or in certain classes, but all of the time and in every class. We have Mrs. Eddy's loving assurance in her definition of "Mind" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 591), which she gives in part as, "The only I, or Us," and farther on, "Not that which is in man, but the divine Principle, or God, of whom man is the full and perfect expression."

November 4, 1933

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