Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
Marie likes snakes. She has a friend who took his pet snake to school for "show and tell." It had a nice color and seemed very peaceful in its cage.
Now, this snake didn't talk. "Why, of course, it didn't talk!" you might be saying. "Snakes can't talk!" And you're right. No real snake has ever said a word.
But the Bible has a story that teaches a lesson about a talking snake. In this story, when a woman called Eve believed that a snake could tell her something true, things went wrong. See Gen., chap. 3 . Once, Marie's Christian Science Sunday School class read this story. A talking snake reminded them of the way lies and a liar try to fool you. True thoughts—of peace, goodness, and health—make you smile. Lying thoughts —of hurt or sadness or disobedience—make you afraid. But a talking snake is a lie to begin with and couldn't tell the truth. So Marie and her friends said they could stop a lie by not believing in the liar.
"The pursuit of happiness"
Nancy Hormel Reinert
with contributions from Richard Vaughan, Richard John Neuhaus
Divine Love breaks the cycle of crime
with contributions from James Warren
His angels keep us safe
Nancy H. Karges
Mary Gadberry Patrick
Being born anew
Patricia Hofer Holmes
There is a battle at the crossroads
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
The freedom in choosing what is right
William E. Moody
Linda Reyes Markwood
In my late teens and in college, I investigated a number of religions...
Kirk Randolph Wilson with contributions from Linda Rothi Wilson
My gratitude for an understanding of the scientific relation...
Mignon A. Shirley
Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy tells us (p. 253): "If you believe...
Sylvia V. Johnson