Students, Attention!

[Written Especially for Yound People]

Almost anyone, if presented with a plot of land, tools, and seeds, would set to work at once digging the ground, planting the seeds, and then cultivating the plants as they grew, until he had coverted the plot into a beautiful garden. He would be an ungrateful person indeed who would make no use of the tools and the seeds which had been given to him for this purpose.

The thousands of young people enrolled in schools and colleges may be likened to gardeners, the world to their plot of ground, and the knowledge that they have acquired in school to their tools. But when these young people leave school and go out into the world, they are sometimes blind to the urgent necessity for using their education aright.

"Now I shall see what the world has to offer me," is uppermost in the thought of some graduates. Many of those who go forth with that thought, however, may be unable to find employment. One of these, a young girl, graduated from a secretarial school, was disappointed because of her inability to obtain a position. Turning to the Bible for guidance, she read, "Freely ye have received, freely give." Later, she read in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 79), "Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us." Pondering these statements, she reasoned: "It is true that I have received, for I have been taught many useful things in school. And through Christian Science I have learned that I, too, am in "the service of our Maker' because all God's children are in His service. Now it is clearly my turn to give. But how shall I set about it?"

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All that We Need
August 31, 1935

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