Christian Science College Organizations

[Written Especially for Young People]

Students entering colleges or universities may have a sense of strangeness and feel that friendly contacts will be difficult to make. For their aid Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has made provision in the Manual of The Mother Church (Art. XXIII, Sect. 8) whereby those students and members of the faculty who are Christian Scientists may form and conduct a Christian Science Organization, subject to the rules of their college, and these organizations may now be found in many leading universities and colleges. They are as beacon lights to the students, while at the same time enlarging and broadening the activities of the Christian Science movement.

Care should be taken by the students that suggestions of lack of time, new interests, and new acquaintances do not keep them from attending and supporting these organizations. Such suggestions are often very subtle, and unless one is alert one may be easily lured in wrong directions. Sometimes one is so engrossed in the pursuit of knowledge as to neglect important phases of development, such as one's duty to friends and associates; and thus one may sacrifice the moral and spiritual for material ends.

It has been proved through experience that suggestions are powerless to usurp our time and dull our sensibilities, if uncovered in the light of Christian Science and rejected. Our Leader says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 128): "A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity."

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The Firmament
September 18, 1937

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