Proving the Truth for Oneself

[Of Special Interest to Youth]

Jane had attended the Christian Science Sunday School ever since she was a little girl. She had known many proofs of God's love and care for her, and for the other members of her family. She had, however, formed the habit of asking for help when she had problems. Sometimes it was her mother who helped her; sometimes they called for the aid of a practitioner. The help always came, of course, and Jane expected it would, and was happy over it.

Now Jane was in high school, and there were many opportunities to demonstrate the truths of Christian Science, as she had learned them in Sunday school, and by her own study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, to prove true the words of the Bible, "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

At this time Jane made an important decision. She decided to help herself every single time that it was possible; to put into active practice what understanding of Christian Science she had. There had been some discussion of this subject in her Sunday school class, and her teacher had pointed out what Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, had written about it on page 323 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "In order to apprehend more, we must put into practice what we already know."

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November 14, 1942

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