The writer recently attended a meeting of the University Woman's Club in her community, where a speaker told of the advantages that accompany a college education. Because a woman has accepted these advantages, the speaker said, she becomes an obligated woman. She is obligated to her household to be an influence for good; obligated to her community to give of her knowledge and special skill; and obligated to her country to be a force on the side of right.

After hearing the talk the writer realized that while she was grateful for the advantages of the education which the speaker had referred to, she was an obligated woman for a much greater reason. She was obligated to all mankind because of the benefits that had come to her through Christian Science.

Shortly after her graduation from college she had moved to a new community. She was not pleased with her new environment and greatly missed her former friends and relatives. But here she found Christian Science and started to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Christian Science became a guiding light to her. It was a staff upon which she could lean, and slowly her thought rose above her difficulties. She began to realize that the universe is spiritual, and that man is made in the image and likeness of God and is therefore forever in his right place. She learned that right where she was she could find the kingdom of God. She did not have to go back to a former home to experience it. As she gained the right concept of home as a spiritual idea her human home expressed more beauty, joy, peace, and harmony.

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September 20, 1952

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