Meeting Today's Challenges

[Of Special Interest to Young Men and Women]

"In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders" (Science and Health, p. 268). How timely are these words of Mrs. Eddy in the light of present-day conditions! The penetration of outer space staggers the imagination with its complexity and scope. Yet the presence of television sets in millions of homes has had a far more extensive effect on the lives of people in general. They have been given an unprecedented view of what lies beyond their immediate experience.

As a result, the viewer often finds himself faced with the necessity of separating the tares from the wheat—distinguishing between the false and the true. Young people, especially, seem to be the prize to be captured, for there are repeated attempts to gain control of their thinking and standards of conduct. They find they must continually stand guard lest they become the unwitting dupes of materialistic enticements, masquerading as real values and pleasures.

Although the means of presenting these challenges may be new, these subtle lies are merely echoes of those proffered by the serpent to Eve in the allegory of the Garden of Eden and repeated throughout the Bible.

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Anne Listens for God's Angels
March 21, 1964

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