Class Instruction-Are We Too Young?

A college friend who had recently completed Primary class instruction in Christian Science told me, "Never think that you're too young to consider class."

At the time, I was a sophomore in high school. I knew nothing about class instruction and was not even living a very moral or Christian life. Although I had attended the Christian Science Sunday School, had very loving Christian parents, had joined The Mother Church several years before, and had for many years relied solely on Christian Science treatment for healing, I went through a phase of thinking I was having too good a time to give any really serious consideration to religion. Nevertheless, my friend gave me a pamphlet containing articles by Christian Scientists about the how, when, and why of class. It remained on a shelf, unread, until Christmas vacation almost two years later.

When I was a senior, everything was going great for me, I thought—athletic achievements, scholastic honors, and wild weekends. It all seemed great, but I felt something was missing. I had in several ways let myself slide away from Christian Science and from the awareness of God's presence, or so I thought. But the Psalmist says: "Whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there."  Ps. 139:7, 8; I had been healed and seen others healed by God's power many times, but at this point I really felt a deep hunger to understand Him—and to understand myself.

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Following the Plow
August 2, 1975

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