"Listen, Judy"

[For young teens]

Anne had greeted many of her friends and was enjoying the bustle and excitement of getting settled at camp, when she spied Judy, her special friend. What had happened to Judy? As she ran to meet her, she remembered that last year the girls in Judy's cabin had called her the funmaker. But now Judy was standing apart doing nothing but staring at the lake. When she saw Anne, Judy immediately began to sob on her shoulder. Her father had died and her mother had not been able to throw off her grief. The picture she painted was very dark.

Anne's first reaction was one of resentment that she should be burdened with Judy's troubles on the first day of camp. She was able to work out her own problems, so why couldn't Judy? Then she remembered she had been given the tools with which to solve problems. She had been brought up in Christian Science, and it was natural for her to turn to God.

July 22, 1967

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