Loving Your Neighbor

[Written Especially for Children]

It was a beautiful autumn day, and Elizabeth and her father were tramping through the woods. They often went off together like this, and talked about Christian Science as they walked. As they looked at everything around them, they were reminded of God's tender, loving care for all of His perfect spiritual creation.

The squirrels were putting away nuts for the winter, where they would be safe from the snow. The birds were gathering in flocks to fly south, away from the coming cold. And there was a lovely carpet of leaves and pine needles everywhere, to keep the earth, and all the roots in it, warm.

Elizabeth was wondering why the squirrels did not tell the birds where to stay, so that they would not have to fly so far away, when father said: "How interesting it is, darling, to see all these things getting ready for winter in their own way. Everything seems to be minding its own business, instead of trying to manage its neighbor."

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