[This is the first of three addresses and a panel discussion given at the meeting in the Extension of The Mother Church on June 8, 1960. Another address will appear next week.]

Helping Our Young People to Progress

The largest generation of young people, numerically speaking, in the history of the world is now moving into maturity. The growth in population began at the end of the Second World War, and it continues apace. The first wave of these young people is now in its mid-teens. They present the world —and Christian Scientists, with our special mission to redeem human thinking of all belief in the reality of matter—with a tremendous challenge and an unprecedentedly fruitful opportunity.

Surely one of the first and perhaps the greatest of the challenges which we Christian Scientists face with young people is to help them find their way into the land of Christian Science. The mere fact that their parents are Christian Scientists is far from a guarantee that the young folk will follow the same path. But there is a great deal that parents, friends, and Sunday School teachers can do to help.

September 24, 1960

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