[Of Special Interest to Young People]

"Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever" (Matt. 6:13). These words conclude the Lord's Prayer, the prayer which Christ Jesus gave us. The Lord's Prayer is part of the order of exercises for the Christian Science Sunday School.

When Dick was a small boy, he repeated the Lord's Prayer many times in Sunday School as well as at home. The sentence from this prayer quoted above always made him feel humble. Perhaps it was a challenge to him, as it is with many of us, because at times he was tempted to hope that his performance of some activity would be spectacular. He wished very much at these times to correct his thinking. He knew that because the kingdom is God's, it must be good. When he was willing to acknowledge that the power belongs to God, he found himself doing what is right. Naturally the glory is God's because He is the source of all good.

Dick enjoyed sports very much. As he progressed in school he found that football was one of his favorite sports. Before long he was in junior high school. When he was running down the football field it seemed easy to let in the old temptation to glorify himself. Dick knew that the facts taught in Christian Science must be proved. We cannot accomplish anything by mere words; Science must be demonstrated. This Science teaches us the truths of God and His idea, man. Certainly there is no room in consciousness for self-glorification. Dick had to learn that the personal sense of heroism is not in accord with the Lord's Prayer.

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October 19, 1957

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