[Of Special Interest to Young People]

"Pure humanity, friendship, home, the interachange of love, bring to earth a foretaste of heaven." These words by Mary Baker Eddy, given in an address and now preserved for us in her book "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 100), have been proved true in the lives of many thoughtful people. However, the way to attain harmony has eluded many, even though this way is pointed out in a sentence which follows the above: "The Christian Scientist loves man more because he loves God most." This was illustrated in the following experience.

A young girl felt very unhappy because of the inharmony between her parents. One day she discussed the problem with a friend who was a pupil in the Christian Science Sunday School. When she asked the friend if Christian Science could solve such a problem, the friend replied in effect that Christian Science can solve any problem one is confronted with in the way which will result in the greatest good to all concerned, when the divine rules set forth in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, are faithfully applied. They then discussed the nature of God and man's relationship to Him, and referred to passages in the Bible and the textbook.

Enthusiastically this girl related to her parents something of what her friend had told her, but it was received in silence and without appreciation. She then remembered that her friend had not discussed Christian Science with her until she had asked her to do so. On consideration she saw clearly that she must live Christian Science and show by her own example that Science solves every discordant condition. She enrolled in the Sunday School, and after two years of instruction she was admitted into a branch church as a member. The parents finally observed that she was manifesting better health, greater joy and enthusiasm, and more peace.

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Be Still
December 14, 1946

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