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From the February 1945 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A lovely and graceful statue stood in the park of a large city. It was the likeness of a beautiful young woman. It represented her as being tidy and well dressed. A ragged and uncombed little street urchin coming across the statue in her play, stopped and gazed at it long and lovingly. Moved by a sudden impulse, she went home and washed her face and combed her hair. Another day she stopped again before the statue and admired it, and she received a new idea. Next day her tattered clothes were washed and mended. Each time she looked at the statue she found something in its beauties which she could adopt until she was a transformed child.

If a little child gazing at an inanimate statue could be so transformed and refashioned, think of the transformation of life and character which is possible through a daily consideration of the words and works of the great Exemplar and Model, Christ Jesus.

The Master said (John 15:14), "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." But we cannot do what Jesus commands unless we have sufficient knowledge to comprehend his precepts and law. There is no better way to gain this true knowledge of God and His Christ than by making a searching study of Christian Science, discovered and founded by Mary Baker Eddy. With unsurpassed clearness she has revealed and proved that man is made in the divine likeness, thus confirming the teaching of the first chapter of Genesis. All the power of God's nature, all His qualities and capacities for righteousness, are reflected by man, and all error and evil is inevitably excluded.