"The lion of the tribe of Juda"

[Written Especially for Young People]

A high school girl, while at her desk during a class one morning, brought her hand down on the end of a pencil with such force that the point went into her palm. The girl was a regular attendant at a Christian Science Sunday School, and as she quickly removed the pencil she began repeating to herself "the scientific statement of being," from page 468 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. She gave no evidence of pain by any sign or outcry, and continued her work, declaring that nothing had happened or could happen to interfere with God's harmonious universe.

At the close of the period, a boy sitting across the aisle asked, "You are a Christian Scientist, aren't you?"

For a moment the temptation came to her not to admit her religion. There were no other Scientists in the school, and the fear of being thought different, and perhaps of being laughed at, rose up before her. Then she knew Christian Science meant so much to her that she must be honest; and here was an opportunity to honor God. So she replied, "Yes, I am; but how did you know?"

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August 19, 1939

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