TRUE STRENGTH

[Of Special Interest to Young People]

A Physical culture expert, widely known for his muscular physique, addressed an assembly of high school boys. His remarks dealt with the subject nearest to him, namely muscles, and the boys listened with close attention. They applauded him enthusiastically, asked for his autograph, and, cheering excitedly, surrounded his departing car. A few weeks later a businessman addressed the same assembly. His subject was on the things of the mind, and he gave the boys a helpful, substantial message. The boys listened and applauded politely, but not with as much enthusiasm as they had shown for the other speaker.

All admire strength in others and want to be strong themselves. This is desirable; but the need is to have the right understanding of what strength is. Christian Science reveals that spiritual strength, so useful in leadership in college or school, is not found in the body, but comes with spiritual growth. One demonstrates this spiritual-mindedness through an understanding of perfect God and perfect man. Through Christian Science one learns of the real.

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