[Of Special Interest to Young People]

In discussing plans for a coming social event, one of a group of young people suggested that a certain acquaintance, a year or so older than they, should be asked to help them. Whereupon arose a chorus of dissent: "No, no. She is far too old." The one vetoed as "far too old" belonged to another group and was vigorously denouncing the thought of its older members as stale, concluding with the remark, "We younger ones have a far fresher thought."

Now what is this youth we all claim for ourselves, and what is this age that we all disown? According to human belief, youth and age are states and stages in the so-called earth life of a mortal on his journey from birth to death. But in strict conformity with the Bible, Christian Science proves logically and conclusively the utter fallacy of any belief in a material existence.

In this Science we learn and readily acknowledge that the everlasting God, Spirit, is the one and only creator and understand that man, in Science, is His image, therefore spiritual, eternal, changeless. Isaiah bids us (2:22), "Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?" And in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 244): "Man in Science is neither young nor old. He has neither birth nor death."

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July 10, 1954

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