Truth Never Changes

[Written Especially for Young People]

A Young student of Christian Science found it hard to reconcile what she found in her schoolbooks with what she had been taught in the Christian Science Sunday School. One of her poorest subjects, as far as her marks went, was physiology and hygiene. She asked her mother why she should memorize theories about the body, learn of the ills that were in the world and how to prevent diseases by material means. In reply, her mother asked her to go up into the attic and bring down some very old fashion-magazines that she would find there in a trunk. The magazines were filled with pictures of old-time styles. The girl was quite amused at the old fashions. The gowns of the period portrayed seemed to her heavy and cumbersome.

After they had looked over the magazines of several decades, they were both impressed with the way fashions in dress change continually. Then the mother asked if this was not the way with all the customs and beliefs of mankind. Together they turned to the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and on page 96 read the statement, "Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless."

The young student began to see that her school textbooks recorded some of these changing beliefs, while the Christian Science textbook presented eternal Truth, which is to be spiritually discerned, understood, and demonstrated.

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Conversation at Nazareth
May 23, 1936

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