[Of Special Interest to Young People]

Mind is God, divine Principle, omniscient and omnipresent. Mind is always aware of all of its ideas; its activity is always perfect and harmonious; and its expression is always accurate and complete. Divine Mind cannot make a mistake. To God there is never a choice between right and wrong. There is only the right. Each of us is in spiritual reality the reflection of this Mind and manifests all of its qualities. God is the only Mind, the Mind expressed through each of us.

The negation of the divine Mind is the so-called mortal mind. It is erring, independable, and capable only of mistakes, since it is a mistake itself. It claims to be talented in some lines and limited in others; it claims that some of us have more ability and intelligence than others; it forgets, lies, and would lead us away from the truth. It claims that each of us has his own distinct mind, separated from the divine Mind.

In our schoolwork we are depending either upon the divine Mind as our God and Principle or upon the mind which is not real and which cannot reach truth and reality. How important it is to learn to be governed by divine Mind. Mary Baker Eddy challenges the reader's thought by asking in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 462), "Are thoughts divine or human?" She then observes, "That is the important question." I found it very helpful in my work at school to realize the truth of God as Mind and of man as His intelligent reflection before attending classes and before preparing assignments. Then during classes and the preparation of the assignments I tried earnestly and humbly to be aware of the guidance and direction of divine Mind. As I learned to do this consistently my schoolwork began to show much improvement. The work became easier, required less time, and left me more time for the study of Christian Science. But, more important, I gained a clearer understanding of the true nature of intelligence.

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June 28, 1952

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