[Of Special Interest to Young People]

Everyone is familiar with the paper game that children sometimes play, in which the object is to connect by means of pencil lines a series of numbered dots. The result is that by following the directions, one finds an interesting picture of some sort—a person, an animal, or a scene—where before there was just a meaningless jumble of dots. The important point is that only by obedience, to order, joining the numbers consecutively, does one discover the picture.

Sometimes young people, as well as others, seem to be confronted with a set of circumstances that appear to have no purpose or promise, and the prospects are vague and uncertain. Through obedience to the Christ, Truth, as revealed in Christian Science, one may always be assured of finding his way and of demonstrating happiness, success, and abundance, In fact, it may be said that just as in the game the picture was always there, only waiting to be outlined, so the answer and the victory are always present to be manifested to human thought. Therefore the alert Christian Scientist learns to keep his attention on the answer rather than on the problem and the difficulty. He thinks in terms of the completeness and allness of God and His creation and works from the standpoint of perfection.

At a time when one young Christian Scientist just out of school was reaching out for useful employment, there seemed to be little or no opportunity in her locality; and it almost appeared as if she would have to move elsewhere in order to find the right sort of activity. However, it was habitual with her to turn to the teachings of Christian Science for the answer to every problem, and she was willing to trust God's direction in this matter. Since she had much time at her disposal, she devoted a large part of it to the study of the textbooks, the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and to Mrs. Eddy's other writings. The Scientist availed herself of the quiet of the Christian Science Reading Room in her city. And she read The Christian Science Monitor more carefully than she had ever done.

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January 26, 1957

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