We are not the prey of sensualism

Many college students these days arrive at their campuses and are overwhelmed to find experimental life styles, depressing mental attitudes, and situational ethics accepted without question. In contrast to their lives at home, suddenly they are living in an environment where alcohol, drugs, and blatant sexual involvement are pervasive. It can almost seem as if college itself is an immoral environment.

As with most other human situations, there seldom are guaranteed procedures even for staying calm, much less for confronting outright materialism. If you want education, worldliness says, you'll have to learn to tolerate the prevailing "anything goes" standard.

A Christian Scientist away from home for the first time can be as overwhelmed as anyone. But he or she also has the very strongest resource for seeing through the miasma: prayer on a scientific basis. In an honest struggle to realize spiritual identity and the uncompromising power of God's love and presence, there can be remarkable peace and dominion. And other people are often helped too.

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September 26, 1988

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