[Of Special Interest to Children]

One of the first things every boy and girl learns is to tell the truth. Young Christian Scientists learn that it is error to tell a lie. They also learn that it is error to believe a lie. What is the best answer we can give, then, when we hear something which we know is not true? The best answer is, "I don't believe it!"

If somebody should tell us that he saw a kitten's body with a puppy's head running down the street, what would we say? "I don't believe it!" We know that a kitten cannot have a puppy's head, and not for a minute could we be fooled by such a story. We would just laugh at such a silly idea. Nobody would believe it.

Sometimes, though, people seem to believe stories about themselves and their friends which could not possibly be true. They believe that they can be sick, that they can fall down and hurt themselves, and they even believe that they can be afraid. Can these things be true of God's child? No, because everything that comes to us from our Father-Mother God is good, and He made everything. The Bible tells us that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:31). Is sickness good? Is it good to fall down? if everything real is good, what is there to be afraid of? Nothing!

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