[Written Especially for Young People]

When, for the first time, we leave the shelter of a quiet home and stand on the threshold of the great and busy world, is it not an occasion for rejoicing rather than for trepidation and mistrust? Perhaps a suggestion has arisen that the task before us is too formidable, that we shall be a long way from home and loved ones, or that those around us may prove unsympathetic to the faith in which we have been taught to stand.

When it is realized what glorious opportunities for service lie ahead, these suggestions can be quickly silenced by the "still small voice" of Truth. As the young student faces the world of business for the first time, it may appear to him to be overstocked with young people like himself who are waiting for work and ready to step before him into the available jobs. Perhaps, also, he may consider himself less qualified than his fellows, or as having less business capacity than they. The Christian Scientist does not remain long in this state of false belief. Knowing that his remedy is in the present and at hand, he does not fear the future. Within the pages of his inspired textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, he finds the "key" which opens the door of spiritual understanding, and he learns something of true business and of the nature of the real universe of ideas, the activity of which he is to express.

First in his study he may find that Christian Science rejects the material sense of the universe and adopts the spiritual. He is introduced to the universe in a new and wonderful light. He is led to consider divine Mind's universe of ideas governed by divine Principle, each idea being forever about the business of reflecting God, for which it was ordained. "The universe," writes Mrs. Eddy on page 295 of this textbook, "is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them."

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April 15, 1933

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