[Of Special Interest to Youth]

Success is spiritual. To understand this brings us close to God. To know God better is to love Him more. Spiritual stability knows no vacuums, no failures. Love for God purifies desire and achievement; that is the nucleus of success.

Worldliness has no place in Christian Science. It is a will-o'-the-wisp of suggestion. It is the moth flying into the flame! Young people think much of success, and rightly; but mere worldly success, so called, should never be the objective. Work well done in Christian Science is followed by true success, bringing all that is necessary for satisfaction and progress in human experience. Holding closely to this simple reasoning, the young student of Christian Science will not judge success by material standards. Material success would glorify self. Self—that is, the false sense of self—dethroned, is success enthroned.

The daily school work may require more time than Sunday school work, but the former should never take precedence in thought over the latter. Ah, to learn that lesson well! God's presence and power must hold thought. Worldly beliefs of success beckon and misguide mortals. But the young Christian Scientist is alert. He knows that true success cannot be found in worldly marts. He does not seek a lesser, a false success; he seeks God. Knowing God, he finds success. The Christian Science Sunday School is the young student's paradise of thought.

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A Day of Prayer
December 26, 1942

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