Keep to the Path

[Written Especially for Young People]

All are more or less familiar with the sign so frequently displayed in parks and public grounds, requesting those making use of those open spaces to "keep off the grass."

A mother walking out one day with her two little girls, twin sisters, had occasion to call their attention to one of these notices, insisting that they obey the request there set forth, for they were inclined to trespass upon the forbidden ground. They obediently fell into line behind her on the path, and walking sedately along, quietly entered into conversation. They were being taught the truths of Christian Science at home and at Sunday school, and although very young knew the difference between Truth and error. Presently one child, speaking from the standpoint of Truth only, remarked to the other: "Error says keep off the grass. Truth says keep to the path." Truly did the Master say, "Out of the mouth of babes ... thou hast perfected praise."

How wise was the great Way-shower, Christ Jesus, when he chose a little child as an example of the conditions of thought which gain entrance into the kingdom of heaven, namely, harmony, a willingness to learn and to be obedient to good. And how grateful we should be that the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, make plain and clear to all who are willing to learn the path of righteousness—right thinking—that Jesus mapped out for all who would be true Christians, and know only the power of Truth and Love.

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