Joy in College Examinations

Joy is a word seldom used in connection with examinations. However, since all young people have to take them, examinations should be made joyful experiences and should not be feared.

The young Christian Scientist has a wonderful opportunity when he is in the classroom to prove himself to be in reality an expression of divine Mind. An examination should be not merely a test of human memory but an opportunity to demonstrate at-one-ment with God. It can be a joyous occasion for acknowledging man as the complete reflection of all Mind's qualities, including retention, comprehension, expression, and understanding.

Often we hear limits such as these placed on young people: "He is good in math but not in English," or, "He is quick to learn but doesn't express himself well." Mrs. Eddy gives us the following definition in Science and Health (p. 591). "Man. The compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God: the full representation of Mind"

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