Our best behavior

Chris’s account appears in June 2013 French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese
editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

Right after Christmas vacation last year, my school named me class leader based on my grades and my behavior, although I am the youngest pupil in my class. I have to confess that in the beginning I had serious problems. It was my duty to keep discipline in the class whenever the teacher was not there. But my classmates did not obey me at all, knowing that I was the youngest. I even received threats from some of them.

After some time, I talked about this to my father. He reminded me of something my Sunday School teacher had told us: “Always see your friends and classmates as kind, loving, obedient, intelligent, without flaws.” Because that is how God made them and all of us. My dad asked me to think about this part of the definition of children that Mary Baker Eddy gives in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love” (p. 582). I also knew that Jesus loved children. In the Bible he once told his disciples: “Allow little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:16, The King James 2000 Version).

Testimony of Healing
Lump on wrist healed
October 28, 2013

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