Feeding the Sheep

[Written Especially for Young People]

During the school year many young Christian Scientists find it necessary to adjust themselves to the experience of college and boarding-school life. They find themselves in the minority in the schools they attend. This may present a problem which they have not previously considered, and it may be that certain questions arise in their thought. In some cases, the student may feel that he is thought of as being different, odd, queer. This may seem to depress him for a while, but when he comes to himself, he will see clearly the mythical nature of these errors. He may then begin to ask himself, "What should my attendance in this institution, where I am perhaps the only Christian Scientist, signify?" The "still small voice" may answer in the words of Jesus, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

The student finds that he has his part to do, in the place where he is, for the Cause of Christian Science and for the establishing of the kingdom of heaven on earth. With a deep sense of his need for guidance he reaches out to his heavenly Father, perhaps in the words from the poem by our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, that he has known from childhood

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