[Of Special Interest to Children]

Ellen knew nothing of Christian Science when her parents told her that she had been adopted. Though they explained to her that she had been taken into their home because they wanted and loved her so much, Ellen was disturbed. She felt that somehow she was different from the children with whom she played. She felt that her friends and schoolmates had real parents and that she did not.

Then one Sunday morning Ellen accepted an invitation to attend a Christian Science Sunday School with a friend. She enjoyed it so much that she asked to go again, and soon she was enrolled as a regular pupil. Ellen began, through the study of the Bible and of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, to learn about God and her relationship to Him. She soon discovered that she was His child, and that God was her Father-Mother— her divine Parent.

One Sunday her Sunday School teacher explained to the class that in reality, as children of God, infinite Mind, they were ideas of that Mind, and not the human offspring of human parents at all. And the teacher directed their attention to Jesus' words in Matthew (23:9), "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." She also read to them Mrs. Eddy's statement on page 332 of Science and Health, "Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation."

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April 14, 1951

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