One of the first applications of Christian Science I made...

One of the first applications of Christian Science I made when beginning its study was in connection with schoolwork.

During my first year in high school, it was announced that a scholarship would be awarded the student obtaining the highest marks in his class, and gold and silver medals to the two coming out first and second in the entire school. Naturally, it seemed desirable to strive for a prize. But analyzing the question, I realized that no material reward was worthy the aim of a Christian Scientist. Why, then, should I seek to win? It became clear to me that I should endeavor to excel, not for any personal recognition, but that God might be glorified. And how, in this, was God to be glorified? Through the expression of His qualities! Surely the ever-active, all-knowing Mind could not be glorified by neglect of one's human lessons, by doubt of one's God-given ability to do them, or by the fear which would keep one from doing his best at the time of examination.

Testimony of Healing
I had been an ardent student of Christian Science for...
December 24, 1938

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