Doing Our Own Work

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Susan had been going to the Christian Science Sunday School for as long as she could remember, so whenever things happened that made her unhappy, her mother would tell her to go away by herself for a few minutes and talk to God about it in the way she was taught in Sunday school. Then Susan would think of all the lovely things that really were happening: how God made her and her friends and everyone else to express Him and how because He loves all His children so much, He could never make anything that would harm them.

One day, however, error seemed to be shouting louder than ever before, and Susan felt she just could not think of anything else, so she decided to talk things over with her mother and ask her to do some work for her in Christian Science. But just at that moment the telephone rang, and her mother was called away to be with someone who needed her very much.

The house seemed very empty, so Susan went out into the garden, feeling unhappy and rather resentful that her mother should have had to go out just when she was needing her.

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"In my Father's house"
April 15, 1944

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