Our Perfect Helper

[Written Especially for Young People]

It is of importance that we go to Sunday school each Sunday as a preparation for active service in Christian Science; and it is also important that we make each day a Sabbath day in devoting time to prayer and to the correct solution of every one of our human problems, no matter how trivial it may seem to be.

The carnal mind would tempt us with the mesmerism that it is only for the big problems, or emergencies, that we need God's help; while it is a fact that the entire surrender of our human will to the divine is the way to progress spiritually. Christ Jesus said, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." The changes in our thinking necessary for our spiritual growth follow this scientific search for Truth. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 167), "Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized." So if we seek and trust God for the solution of all our problems, and depend upon Him, we can fully realize the healing power of Truth.

Is it not foolish to depend upon ourselves for anything great or small, when we know that God is All-power and that of ourselves we have no power at all, even though mortal mind would like to make us feel very important? This feeling of self-importance is the door which opens to such false beliefs as egotism, domination, stubbornness, and other untrue and unlovely qualities sometimes associated with young people who are beginning to reason for themselves. Now this individual thinking is a wonderful gift, for all should work out their own salvation in accordance with the teachings of the Master. It does not matter what may be the problem; there is always a right solution. Problems of school life can be happily and satisfactorily adjusted, whether they are academic or social. God is not to be sought only when one's physical condition is inharmonious, but wherever we stand in our development; and in every situation that confronts us spiritual qualities are to be utilized.

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