The Open Door

[Written Especially for Young People]

What grand lessons we learn from simple, everyday happenings! For example, probably most of us have observed a mother watching over her child in its infancy. Perhaps we have noticed her close a door ever so gently as her child toddles towards it. The door is closed because it does not lead the little one to a safe place.

Do we, standing perhaps on the threshold of a grand career, cry out because there seems as yet no opening for us in some desired business, or no promotion in our present vocation? Should this be the case, let us remember that the fledgling is not confined to the nest because there is no room for it elsewhere, but because it has not yet learned effectively to use its wings. It is our right aspirations which lift us to a life of higher service, and we are successfully using our wings when we practice loving-kindness and usefulness, and strengthen ourselves in doing good.

In Christian Science we learn that God helps us to soar higher. Mrs. Eddy writes so beautifully in her "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 389),

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