A College Student Writes

Finding True Companionship

The relationship between men and women on college campuses is receiving more attention today than ever before. Seldom has the question of moral standards been so widely discussed and examined. It is gratifying to know that an answer to the question, as well as to the temptations, of immorality may be found through the study of Christian Science.

The belief of immorality is never healed by assuming a rigid, distant, and impersonal attitude toward our fellowmen. Christ Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment (John 13:34), "That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." And how did he love those whom he freed from sickness, sin, and death? In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes (pp. 476, 477): "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy."

Is this also our view of man, or are we accepting the false suggestion that man is governed by dishonesty and lust? Our thinking directs our experience, and we enjoy happy, fun-filled companionship when we behold "the perfect man" in place of a "sinning mortal man."'

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