Our Standards

[Written Especially for Young People]

To the average young person of today the task of finding and adhering to the right standard of living may seem difficult, but to the one with a knowledge of Christian Science to guide him the way is made easier. In a world of fluctuating standards seemingly governed by custom and human education, Christian Science, the law of divine Principle, stands as the perfect rule or measure by which we may judge varying standards which are presented to us, and choose the right ones.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 50), "We do believe, and understand—which is more—that there must be a change from human affections, desires, and aims, to the divine standard, 'Be ye therefore perfect.' " This, therefore, must be our standard—to be perfect, as our Father-Mother God is perfect, and to allow no wrong thought or evil suggestion to gain entrance to our consciousness and thus be made manifest in our lives. Human standards change; they cannot be depended upon, but vary with every whim of mortal mind. Not so the divine standard, which holds man forever upright by the invariable law of Principle.

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