Our Great Task

[Written Especially for Young People]

Many students may have read the maxim in their class-books, "Unless you know today a little more than your job demands, you know too little for the bigger job that may come tomorrow." In school, college, or university the student studies diligently so that he may be able later on to take his place in the world's activities. This is part of the job on which young people are engaged at present. Experience shows, however, that it is even more important to maintain a high moral and spiritual standard; to guard against wrong and hampering influences and habits.

As students of Christian Science, we may know that true and lasting satisfaction can be attained only through a better understanding of God and of one's relationship to Him. In "Unity of Good" our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes (p. 6), "Sooner or later the whole human race will learn that, in proportion as the spotless selfhood of God is understood, human nature will be renovated, and man will receive a higher selfhood, derived from God, and the redemption of mortals from sin, sickness, and death be established on everlasting foundations." This finding of our true selfhood is the great task that is before us all.

December 13, 1941

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