"His earthly all"

[Of Special Interest to Youth]

In World War number one a young man, about to become a soldier in the armed forces of his country, experienced his first healing in Christian Science and was thus awakened to the realization that divine Love is the true center and circumference of all being. With this awakening, he saw for the first time what service in the Army could mean. Heretofore he had contemplated military service with deep misgivings. The thought of participating in anything involving destruction and the possibility of physical combat and killing had been so repugnant that he could hardly overcome his dread of it, much as he desired to serve his country in a cause that he knew to be righteous.

When the first illumination of Christian Science flooded his consciousness, this prospective soldier saw that he could render the highest service by striving to reflect God in every thought and act. He perceived, dimly at first, and more clearly as he grew in understanding, that the real battle is the overcoming of material thinking through the demonstration of the activity of divine Mind. As he pondered this wonderful opportunity, he realized that he need fear no harm, for the safety and welfare of all are assured by the measure of one's reliance on God as All-in-all.

January 29, 1944

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