[Of Special Interest to Children]

When Margaret learned to read, her mother gave her a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy for her very own. This, with her Bible, was her most treasured possession. It was bound in black leather and had shiny gold edges. Margaret thought she had never been given a more beautiful present. She wanted to read it at once. Because she could not read all the big words, she turned to the places she knew by heart: the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation, on pages 16 and 17; "the scientific statement of being," on page 468; and on page 494 the beautiful sentence, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." After she had read them through, she underlined these passages with a pencil, so that she could find them on the pages easily.

One Sunday morning not long after this, Margaret and her little brother and sister were having breakfast in the nursery. Suddenly their beloved nurse, who was also a student of Christian Science, left the table. She said that she had a bad headache and would have to go away by herself for a little while and do some work about it, as we are taught to do in Christian Science.

The children, who all attended the Christian Science Sunday School, were learning that to do work about something in Christian Science means to turn thought away from the seeming error and to know only God and His likeness. Our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, tells us on page 465 of Science and Health: "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." And man is God's likeness, or reflection.

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March 26, 1955

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