A College Student Writes

College and Parents

While attending college, we sometimes hear other students remark that they are glad to get away from their home and parents or, conversely, that they are homesick and wish they had never come to college.

These certainly seem to be two very real problems, but when we see these in the light of Christian Science, we begin to realize that they have no actual foundation. You see, we all have one true Parent, and that Parent is the ever-present Father-Mother God. Thus we can never leave His ever-presence or find ourselves outside His care.

Mrs. Eddy says in Miscellaneous Writings: "Thou shalt recognize thyself as God's spiritual child only, and the true man and true woman, the all-harmonious 'male and female,' as of spiritual origin, God's reflection,—thus as children of one common Parent,—wherein and whereby Father, Mother, and child are the divine Principle and divine idea, even the divine 'Us'—one in good, and good in One. With this recognition man could never separate himself from good, God; and he would necessarily entertain habitual love for his fellow-man."Mis., p. 18;

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It All Belongs to God
September 21, 1968

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