[Of Special Interest to Young People]

As students of Christian Science we have many opportunities to demonstrate the practical value of the truths learned in the Christian Science Sunday School; to prove that its teachings are available in every phase of our human relationships. We are all familiar with the statement of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494), "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." That is a succinct statement of the universality and availability of divine Love as revealed through Christian Science. The Apostle Paul expressed much the same thought when he said (Phil. 4:19), "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Early reliance upon the ever-presence and ever-availability of God, good, is of the utmost importance to us. The old saying that "a stitch in time saves nine" hints a useful lesson. If, for instance, early in our experience we learn to demonstrate the ever-availability of God as Mind, we shall save ourselves from the formation of habits of thought which conceive of man's intelligence as limited, requiring him to seek wisdom from many persons.

The human being is a creature of habits. He is usually counseled in his youth to look to his body for intelligence and strength. If, on the other hand, he early learns to hold fast to the truth that his life is in Spirit, not in matter, his strength in God, not in muscles, his intelligence in Mind, not in brain, his happiness in Soul, not in sense, he will not later have to unlearn much useless so-called knowledge. It is well to remember the words of the wise man (Prov. 23:7), "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

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May 8, 1948

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