[Written Especially for Young People]

Life for young people today, both in and out of school, is colorful with accounts of the winning of various contests. Championships seem to be the thing, whether individual or in groups. It may be an athletic or forensic group victory or an individual attainment. And so much thought is given to these humanly prescribed goals that it is little wonder that great spiritual goals often seem unimportant to youth.

A young lad attending high school came home one evening very much out of tune with the harmony expressed there. He was irritated and unpleasant. His mother, a wise student of Christian Science, questioned him lovingly. Although the boy was accustomed to confide in his mother, he was reluctant to do so this time. But finally he told her that he felt he was a failure. Here he was, he said, in his third year in high school, and he hadn't won a championship in any activity. Nor had any team of which he had been a member won a championship. He had no medals, no newspaper accounts of achievement, and in consequence he had received no special recognition from his fellow students.

Enough—No More
April 9, 1938

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