"His beauty, power and grace"

[Written Especially for Young People]

THE young people of today who are attending the Christian Science Sunday School have much cause for gratitude in that they are gaining a correct knowledge of God and of their relation to Him. As they use this understanding to solve their problems, they are greatly benefited. The following statement of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 238), is of inestimable value to these sincere, active young workers: "God is understandable, knowable, and applicable to every human need." Because others have long believed that God's care is applicable mainly, if not wholly, to spiritual needs, Christian Scientists need to know that they can and should apply their understanding of God to all their human needs and daily activities, whether social, civil, or religious.

A clearer concept of God is most helpful to Christian Scientists in their desire to turn to and confide in Him regarding every event of their careers. They learn through study and demonstration that they can express Mind's qualities of unselfishness, goodness, mercy, purity, justice, and love; but they may not have seen clearly that many of the characteristics much sought after by youth, such as wit, beauty, grace, attraction, and vivacity, are in their essence also spiritual attributes. They are, therefore, included in Mind, and are ever expressed by man as God's reflection. What a wonderful thought this is! Everything good and needful can be attained if honestly and patiently sought in Mind! The apprehension of this truth, even in a small degree, enables the student to resist more successfully the false suggestion of the so-called mortal mind that it has something good to offer which cannot be found in God.

The Bible furnishes many specific instances of marvelous demonstrations of God's power made by the people of ancient days in proof of the fact that no other aid than the divine is ever necessary to insure happiness, right activity, and enduring success. Let us briefly consider a few of them.

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The Lecture
March 18, 1933

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