A College Student Writes

"Where it's happening"

Nobody likes to miss out on anything, especially something they think will be fun. Current notions about fun and popularity call for one to be with the "in" group, "where it's happening." If one isn't invited to a lot of parties or doesn't have a date every week, it's easy to feel left out.

When an individual feel he is missing something, he begins to ask himself just exactly what's wrong. Perhaps he feels he isn't good-looking, up on the latest dances, poised enough to ask for a date, or clever enough to make witty remarks or capture the attention of others. But what does his sense of lack stem from? Isn't it part of his concept of himself as a limited mortal rather than as an immortal reflection of the one omnipotent God? If the individual continues to berate himself for what seem like personal inadequacies, he will not find a satisfactory answer to the problem. When he looks instead to the spiritual reality of each situation, he will find permanent, satisfying, and fulfilling solutions.

The individual can quit searching for bodily good looks and turn to Christian Science to cultivate a better understanding of beauty as derived from Soul. Before trying to learn the latest dances, he can seek a better understanding of grace and control as also found in Soul, and he will perhaps strive to express his true individuality rather than meekly let others set the standards.

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Importance of Testimony Meetings
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