Discipline based on the oneness of Mind

"Discipline is the kindest thing we can do for them," a fellow Christian Scientist told me. I had just begun a job where I was constantly called on to discipline young people who most of the time had no intention of being disciplined, and I felt woefully inadequate at the task. So often my attempts at discipline turned into a clash of wills where no one gained anything, and everyone ended up feeling resentful and unhappy. But as I prayed my way through each situation for the next several years, there was much improvement, and I had many outstanding proofs of God's ability to govern His own children harmoniously.

My feelings of frustration in the face of a discipline challenge certainly aren't unique. Neither was the healing I experienced as I turned to God. Through the truths learned in Christian Science, many have been helped to demonstrate harmony in even the most difficult situations.

Youth, and finding what life is all about
December 17, 1984

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