Starting in the Right Direction

[Written Especially for Children]

Robert was ten years old and had attended a Christian Science Sunday School ever since he was two. He enjoyed going very much because he was learning a great deal there.

The Sunday school which he attended was very large, and it was necessary to have two sessions. When Robert had reached the age of ten, he had been transferred to the second session, which began immediately after the church service. Consequently, he could not go with his mother each Sunday as he had previously done, but was himself responsible for being there at the right time.

For several months he had been going back and forth on a trolley car; but one Sunday some friends told him they would stop for him the next Sunday and take him with them. However, for some reason, they failed to come, and it was almost time for Sunday school to begin before Robert realized that he had no way of getting there in time. He went to the corner, but no trolley car was in sight; the only way of getting there was to walk, although the Sunday school was about two miles distant. He started out, however, and after he had walked a few blocks, his mother, who was returning from church in a friend's car, caught sight of him walking briskly along, although still a long way from the Sunday school. They stopped at once and called to him and, upon learning of his difficulty, the friend kindly offered to take him the rest of the way.

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My Prayer Today
January 6, 1940

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