A College Student Writes

Accepting World Responsibilities

As college students today we are frequently reminded that we shall be the leaders of tomorrow. We do not need to wait until after we are graduated, however, to begin accepting responsibilities in the world arena. We can and should begin right now. How?

In the Manual of The Mother Church, Mrs. Eddy writes in Article VIII (Sect. 6), "It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion, and not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind."

We are also expected to pray daily, for in Section 4 our Leader gives us the "Daily Prayer," which reads: "'Thy kingdom come;' let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!" Thus we can begin to assume international responsibilities by praying daily for the world.

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