"Travel light"

[Written Especially for Young People]

As young people set out for school or college, it may be useful to them to ponder the methods of other travelers who have had pleasant journeys and have come out safely and joyously. When a tourist takes his first trip, he is usually told by those who have had experience along these lines that he should "travel light." Especially is he told that if he wishes to travel far and see much in a short time, he must eliminate from his baggage encumbering and useless articles. The obedient novice heeds this warning. But there are others who still feel that they must carry an endless number of things with them. As they go about from place to place, these become burdensome and often interfere with the full enjoyment of a trip.

So, too, the young student of Christian Science must rid himself of the encumbrances of materiality in order that, through wisdom and discernment, he may learn what to take with him on his mental journey. Mrs. Eddy knew well the necessity of traveling light, and issues this behest in "An Allegory" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 327): "Wilt thou climb the mountain, and take nothing of thine own with thee?"

Starting out on the climb with a full realization that God will sustain us in all our well-chosen activities, we drop any superfluous baggage at the feet of God, and let Him care for us throughout the journey. The Psalmist sang, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee."

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In the Christian Science Sunday School
July 13, 1935

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