[Of Special Interest to Young People]

When I was a university student, the following words appealed greatly to me (II Tim. 2:15): "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." It was always my desire to excel in my studies. Therefore when I read these words with the enlightened understanding of the Bible that Christian Science gives, I understood better how to apply this truth in the preparation of my daily assignments.

"But," someone may complain, "I study my texts and prepare my lessons to the best of my ability, but I do not excel in them." This was indeed my experience before I began the study of Christian Science. Since then, early each morning, I have read and studied the current Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly, which includes Bible references with correlative explanatory passages from the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

In so doing, I have gradually learned that man, God's image and likeness, reflects God, "the great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence" (ibid., p. 587).

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April 18, 1959

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