Right Standard of Activity

[Written Especially for Young People]

Young Christian Scientists, and others too, are faced today with what the world terms a double set of standards. The world says, "Do things the way we do them and be a man!" Christian Science shows that there is but one right standard. This leaves the earnest worker to seek and find for himself the true standard of activity and expression.

Working with and guided by the absolute, irrevocable statements of Truth presented in Christian Science, the sincere and honest seeker finds that he can take no uncertain attitude. Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, admonishes in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 167): "It is not wise to take a halting and half-way position or to expect to work equally with Spirit and matter, Truth and error. There is but one way—namely, God and His idea—which leads to spiritual being."

Thus the student finds he must accept one standard, and one only. He sees the significance of the words of Christ Jesus, the Way-shower, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other." If he attempts to compromise, partly giving in to the claims of error and at the same time trying to heed the voice of Truth, he finds that the two are as oil and water—they will not mix. Mrs. Eddy states (Science and Health, p. 182), "The hypotheses of mortals are antagonistic to Science and cannot mix with it."

I Thank Thee!
October 26, 1935

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