True Story or Fairy Story?

Susan is in kindergarten this year. She can hardly wait till she learns how to read because she loves stories—all kinds of stories. Often her mother reads the Bible stories in the weekly Lesson-Sermon In the Christian Science Quarterly; out loud to Susan. Sometimes she reads a healing story from Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. Susan loves to hear those, too. Almost every week there is a true story for children in the Sentinel, and her favorites get read over and over again.

These true stories show how God's love is ever present to help anyone who needs it. Susan herself has often prayed to God, divine Love, when she needed healing. Two times she stood up in church at Wednesday evening testimony meetings to tell true stories of how God helped her and helped her cat.

Some problems have been solved quickly, but one took longer because there was a lesson to learn. It all started about a year ago with another kind of story—an untrue, fairy story about a make-believe wicked witch. The story was on a record a neighbor gave Susan. After she had played the record several times to herself, that fairy story seemed to become more and more like a true story.

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"The one only way"
October 24, 1977

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