The Safe Highway

[Written Especially for Young People]

A Student of Christian Science was recently asked to work with a committee whose members were planning an educational program on the subject of highway safety for young people. It seemed as though much of the emphasis, during the conference days, was laid upon the belief that it is unsafe to walk and drive along the highways of our country, rather than upon the side of highway safety.

At the end of the first day the student found herself driving home with a sense of fear in her thought. Realizing that if true safety were to be taught, it must first be realized in her own consciousness, she turned to the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy for a clearer understanding of the truth.

Our Leader says (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210): "Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited." The student at once turned away from fear to the thought of safety on the highway. The real highway is the highway of right thinking and living, and on this highway one is always safe from error of every sort. When we lift our thinking above the claims of error to the truth of being, there can be no accidents, and furthermore, the realization of the truth of God's ever-presence and all-power benefits not only ourselves, but all who are traveling along the highways. A Christian Scientist is a law-abiding citizen, and obedience to the laws of the land which have been made for the purpose of protecting mankind is certainly one way of loving one's neighbor as oneself.

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As I Study the Lesson
April 13, 1940

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