A little child often amuses his elders by asserting that when he grows up he is going to be a policeman, a teacher, an acrobat, a lawyer—picturing himself in the likeness of whomever he may most admire at the moment. As he grows older and begins to understand that each person has his own individual work, he becomes eager to know just what his place in life may be. Conversation-making friends ask him, "What are you going to do when you finish school?" The young Christian Scientist may rejoice that since God knows only the right answers to all questions, he, by proving his at-one-ment with the all-knowing Mind, can be directed rightly each step of the way. He will therefore watch that he consistently identifies himself as the man of God's creating and not as the mortal of the Adam-dream.

It requires some effort to do this with assurance. One may seem so talented that his future seems quite settled; another may feel he has talent but no opportunity to develop it. Some consider various openings and are plagued with indecision; others may look at those who are outstandingly successful and become discouraged. But such arguments need influence the young Christian Scientist not at all. Accepting our beloved Master's statement, "None is good, save one, that is, God." the student of Christian Science well knows there is no inferiority or superiority in God's universe, which is the only creation. Man at one with God, expressing perfect Mind, is the only man there is and must necessarily be well equipped to do God's will.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Mary Baker Eddy writes for our instruction (p. 275): "The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind,—that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle. To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is."

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