[Written Especially for Young People]

WOULD a football player be selected for the team of a school if he rarely came to practice? Would he be sent in when the whole game depends on the gain of a few yards? Rather would the boy who had faithfully appeared on the practice field, worked hard, and followed instructions carefully, be called forward to help win the game.

Young students of Christian Science have the privilege of choosing and following the best instruction ever given for living and progressing. Through their daily study of the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly they, so to speak, receive coaching in the spiritual method of overcoming obstacles of limitation, lack of ability, sickness, and unhappiness. But these instructions will be of little value unless they are put into practice in the school and home.

To read Mrs. Eddy's words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 494), "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need," and then wonder if one has enough intelligence to understand schoolwork, enough money to buy supplies, enough good qualities to win and keep friends, enough health to continue with one's work, is not practicing Christian Science. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Therefore, all may step forth into the world assured that they possess the gifts of intelligence, abundant supply, natural response to good, health, and happiness. These things are sought through the understanding of God's allness. Though our spiritual sense may seem rather weak and uncertain at first, constant striving to become pure, faithful, and obedient brings confidence and power, just as practice in tackling and running brings adequate skill and ability on the football field.

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A Morning Song
October 30, 1937

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