[Of Special Interest to Young People]

Looking through his office window, a student of Christian Science enjoyed the view of the ocean, the blue sky of the summer day, and the palm trees on the shore. There were ships and smaller boats in the distance. But just beyond was a limit to the view in what we call the horizon. We know, however, that when we approach the place where the horizon seems to be, it always recedes and can never be reached; and the original boundary it seemed to form disappears.

Just as the horizon on the physical landscape limits the ocean to our view, so sometimes there seems to be a mental horizon temporarily hiding progress or legitimate advancement in human affairs. But just as no horizon can bound the ocean, so no material conditions can form a boundary for or limit the expression of divine activity in human affairs.

Today many young people feel that there is a narrow horizon limiting their future progress and activity. Many feel that military service demands years of time they had hoped to put to other purposes. Others find that the work for which they have been trained is no longer needed on account of the rapid changes which are being brought about by scientific discovery. Changing economy in the nations of the world interferes with human progress along some lines, and often conditions in the home or other personal circumstances prevent advancement in various ways.

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April 24, 1954

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