The True Standard

[Written Especially for Young People]

We hear much these days of the gold standard—nations going off the gold standard, or coming back to it. Irrespective of national monetary problems, the young student of Christian Science may sometimes wonder, What is my standard?

Turning back the pages of history nearly two thousand years, we find Christ Jesus preaching in the plains and hills and towns of Palestine. He led his disciples one day to a hill, where he shared with them priceless treasures he had gathered in his communion with his Father-Mother God, treasures which have come down to us through the ages in what is called the Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon he set forth many rules of conduct, in order that they too might share in the true at-one-ment with God, and in the universal love for man which he himself so clearly understood and lived. Treasure after treasure he laid before them.

Then finally he gave them the command, so pure, so perfect, and so valuable to all mankind that it has since been named the Golden Rule: "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Is not this the true standard? What higher, what more precious standard can we set up for guidance in all our daily affairs than this, the Golden Rule?

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