Why Do We Not Covet?

[For young teens]

Louise felt she could follow most of the Ten Commandments, but the last one—"Thou shalt not covet" Ex. 20:17; —wasn't as easy as the others. She wasn't even sure she understood it.

Her teacher in the Christian Science Sunday School stressed that each one of the commandments is important because each has a healing message. So Louise trusted divine Love to show her the meaning of the tenth commandment.

One night as she was washing her hair, she began to notice that her sisters had very beautiful hair. Her admiration bordered on envy. Under the soft lamplight Judy's hair was as fair as buttercups in the meadow, and Pat's was a rich velvety brown.

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February 22, 1969

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