Analysis of the Lessons

There are some students of the weekly lessons who seek, and so find for themselves, the teaching of each section; and others again would like to be told what it is without having to search for it. The spiritual truth enfolded in the passages from Scripture and unfolded in the correlative selections from our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," when revealed to the student, will have from him such individual expression that no one else could phrase it exactly for him. Yet in listening to the analysis of different students, one cannot fail to see the essential unity of thought though its expression is varied, and indicative of individual experience. By such study,—in the search for the thought first, and then for words to give it adequate expression,—freshness of interest is maintained in the student, and the formality and dreariness of instruction by catechism is avoided. Should the sections of the lesson be formally designated like the heads of a sermon, the student might be apt to give aimless agreement to the form of words, without grasping their substance.

An illustration comes to hand in a letter from a western Christian Scientist, who says:—

As We Think
April 18, 1901

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