Putting God First Each Day

[Of Special Interest to Juniors]

For many days John had been asking permission of his parents to start out at daybreak during the spring on a hike to a friend's farm several miles away, where he had been invited to spend the day. This adventure meant much to him, and at last he was told that he could go. There was, however, an important decision he had to make before going to bed the night before.

He had recently been reading the entire Lesson-Sermon, outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly, early each morning, with the help of his aunt, and he looked forward to this. So he had to decide whether to skip the lesson that morning, since he didn't feel he should waken his aunt before dawn, or to give up the plan of leaving so early.

After supper the night before, he asked his aunt if they could read the lesson then instead of the following morning. "We could read it again today," she replied, "but not instead of tomorrow. That would be like eating tomorrow's food now."

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Morality and Identity
February 6, 1965

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