In Isaiah we read (11:6), "A little child shall lead them." This...

In Isaiah we read (11:6), "A little child shall lead them." This is especially true in my experience. When our daughter was eighteen months old, the question of her religious training arose. We had no church affiliations; and after attending several churches, we found our needs were not being met. Since my wife had attended a Christian Science Sunday School, we were led to attend the church, and our daughter was placed in the nursery.

The next step in my growth Godward was the daily study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. We decided that if we were to pursue Christian Science as a way of life it should be lived daily, and the result was that we enrolled our daughter in preschool at the age of four at a school for children of Christian Scientists. She as put on probation until my wife or I became a member of the church.

This was a difficult step for me to take because of the smoking habit. And again, "A little child shall lead them." Our daughter learned in Sunday School and in day school about false appetites. She said to me, "Daddy, only a lowly worm would touch tobacco." Her words so startled my thinking that I looked up in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy the following reference (p. 407): "Puffing the obnoxious fumes of tobacco, or chewing a leaf naturally attractive to no creature except a loathsome worm, is at least disgusting."

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February 11, 1967

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