Andrea Finds Her Watch

[For young teens]

When Andrea graduated from the eighth grade, her parents gave her a little gold watch on a black silk wristband. To Andrea it was something of a treasure. There was even a touch of vanity in the way she loved to wear her watch, the way she was always delighted when someone needed to know the time of day, and she had an extra excuse to look at the watch and tell him.

The week after graduation, Andrea, her mother and sister, her cousins and aunts, all went to a beach party. During the afternoon Andrea amused her younger cousins by letting them jump off an old wooden pier into her arms. Then came the delicious picnic supper and a ride on the carrousel, whose tireless steeds galloped round and round to the music of an old calliope.

While she was riding, Andrea looked at her wrist and found that the watch was not there. She could hardly wait for the ride to end, for she was anxious to retrace her steps and find the watch. But meanwhile she thought about some truths of Christian Science. She knew that God gives all good and that error cannot reverse this fact. The watch was the reward for her fine marks in school, which were in reality the manifestation of her reflection of Mind, divine intelligence. The gift had been the result of her parents' manifestation of divine Love. She thought about these spiritual facts as her ride on the merry-go-round continued.

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Man's Faculties Are Infinite
June 24, 1967

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