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A College Student Writes
Honoring Our Parents
In Christian Science we learn that our only true Father and Mother is God, but this does not release us from the debt of gratitude we owe to our human parents who lovingly share their home with us. The kindness of parents should not go unappreciated merely because a child feels that it is his parents' duty to provide for him. Gratitude cannot be overlooked.
In her book "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy asks, "Art thou a child, and hast added one furrow to the brow of care?" Mis., p. 339; In the same paragraph she continues: "Hast thou a friend, and gettest to be grateful? Remember, that for all this thou alone canst and must atone."
We must atone. So if a parent has been a friend by providing a home for a child and the child has accepted the blessings of home and grown up forgetting to be grateful, he must make amends and reverse the belief that injustice and ingratitude can be expressed by man. Or if a child is presently enjoying the benefits of living with parents, it is important that he express gratitude now and contribute to the healing atmosphere of the home.
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EDNA MAY EVANS WHITE
Healing the Motive for Theft
The Way of Escape
Standing in Awe of God's Presence
WILLIAM J. EMERY
The Rule of Patience
HAROLD TAYLOR WEEKS
Honoring Our Parents
MARCEIL RUTH DeLACY
"PEACE ON EARTH"
Edgar Isaac Newgass
Alan A. Aylwin
The Substance of Reflection
William Milford Correll
Two days after the birth of our second child the medical report...
Shirley Ann Morris
In the midst of my business career I found myself unable to...
Ernest E. Lewitz with contributions from Virginia Movius Lewitz, Mary Elizabeth Rowland
With gratitude to God for Christ Jesus and for Mrs. Eddy,...
Dorothy M. Williams
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Harry Scott Rodney, M. Graham Clark