Tim Makes the Team

[For young teens]

Will I be chosen for the team? Will I be selected for the job? Will the student body elect me? How can I trust that the outcome will be the right one when it seems to depend on the choice or decision of others?

Tim badly wanted to make the school basketball team. A number of fellows tried out, but only twelve would be chosen. When he returned home from the final tryout, he told his mother a bit fatalistically: "Well, it's up to the coach now. I don't know what my chances are." He was not much interested when his mother reminded him that this was an opportunity to use his understanding of Christian Science.

Demonstrating the Christ
December 16, 1967

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