[Of Special Interest to Young People]

As in mathematics, so in Christian Science, we have rules to obey. When we apply the rules of Science in daily life we are as sure of success in every line of endeavor as we are of obtaining a correct mathematical conclusion when we apply the rules of mathematics. In an article entitled "One Cause and Effect" in "Miscellaneous Writings," Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 29), "Christians, like students in mathematics, should be working up to those higher rules of Life which Jesus taught and proved."

A student of Christian Science had found arithmetic a difficult subject while attending school. She was fearful of her final years in higher mathematics and in the sciences. Turning to God in order to quiet her fears and to strengthen her ability, she was led to look up in the Concordances all that Mrs. Eddy has to say on the subject of mathematics, with its rules of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. She was amazed to find the numerous passages on this subject and to note our Leader's frequent comparison of the perfection of being to the accuracy of mathematics.

The student commenced to gain a new approach to the subjects which she had considered difficult. She realized that these subjects were based on logic and that Christian Science would enable her to develop clear, concise reasoning concerning them, for Christian Science is based on the perfection of divine Mind and man's exact reflection of Mind. By earnestly striving to understand the positive statements our Leader gives concerning divine Science and mathematics throughout her writings and by referring to many Biblical examples, the student found that she was gradually mastering mathematics and the sciences with greater ease. She gratefully recognized that the understanding and application of the spiritual laws of God had increased her reasoning power in all subjects. She carried this understanding with her into a normal school, and later it enhanced her teaching ability.

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November 3, 1956

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