Removing the Mask

[Written Especially for Young People]

One February, a friend sent a valentine to a boy, who at the time seemed to be sick. The child had been attending a Christian Science Sunday School and knew something about God and man's relationship to Him, so his friend hoped to help him solve his problem. She therefore selected a valentine which depicted a beautiful little boy whose face was covered by a mask, which could be removed or replaced by the manipulation of a movable arm. With the valentine she enclosed a letter, written somewhat after the following.

A beautiful thought came to me about you and about the valentine I am sending you, and I want to tell you about it. You will notice that the little boy on the valentine has a mask with which his face is sometimes covered. When the mask is removed, his face shines forth in all its beauty. Look and see if that is not true.

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