FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

A College Student Writes

Demonstrating Goodness

How imperative it is to bring out the good in the world today! Young men and women, especially, have a challenge and an opportunity along this line. To many people, today's youth often present a picture of self-indulgence, depraved appetites, and declining morals, which are far from the purity and goodness that one expects to find in youth. How to bring out the inherent good and perfection in these young people is a problem of today that needs solving.

In the ninth chapter of the Gospel of Mark we read that Christ Jesus had a similar problem to solve when faced with a young boy who was afflicted with a disease that made him lose his self-control. Jesus looked beyond this picture of disease and saw the boy's true nature as a child of God, who can express nothing unlike God, good. Jesus separated the error from the boy, for he knew that error, in whatever guise, is always impersonal—always a suggestion that there can be force for evil in God's infinite universe of good.

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