[Written Especially for Young People]

Experience has taught us that young folk respond more enthusiastically to teaching when the element of winning is introduced into the situation. The desire to win, if rightly directed, is proper and excellent, and should be developed. What, then, can Christian Science teach young folk about winning?

A boy about twelve years of age attending a Christian Science Sunday School once said to his class and teacher, "I tried to use Christian Science yesterday in a game of tennis but it wouldn't work." This caused many smiles in the class, but it furnished the occasion to examine the thought back of the statement; and the class spent much of the instruction period that day discussing it. The first step was to question the boy as to how he tried to use Christian Science in a game of tennis. He replied that he kept saying he was going to win; but, nevertheless, he lost. It was then decided to examine the teachings of Christian Science to see what it taught on the subject of winning.

A Cup of Cold Water
July 6, 1935

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