At the close of a year of school work, my gratitude for...

At the close of a year of school work, my gratitude for Christian Science is beyond measure. Well do I remember the time when four o'clock would find me thoroughly discouraged about my work and too weary physically to do anything but go home and rest. Then came this new understanding of God, gained from the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and the joy of making it practical. To know that the Divine activity which brings success and gladness is ever available and ever applicable, and that the utilization of this activity does away with useless endeavor and misdirected effort, was a wonderful blessing in my school life. By knowing that "in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength," and that "the highest and sweetest rest, even from a human standpoint, is in holy work" (Science and Health, p.520); by recognizing that I was a necessary, individual factor in God's universe, and could do intelligently, easily, and joyously whatever was right for me to do, my cloud of weariness began immediately to lift.

One of the most difficult of school problems is usually the maintaining of discipline. Not that there should exist a solemn stillness, produced by fear, but a controlled activity, wherein each pupil is self-governed. It means to have each member of the school actuated by a love for the right, and obedient to his highest sense of right, so that all will be working together in harmony,—no self-will, no interference, no self-seeking, but an earnest, active desire for the manifestation of good. I was led to see that the children were not to obey me personally, but to obey divine Principle; that there was but one right way for me, as well as for them, and that each one possessed the ability to discriminate and to decide aright, as well as the power to follow out this decision. The thought of the universal gift of wisdom and intelligence has also been of great benefit. The pupil could readily understand that what is true for one pupil is true for all, and that this was applicable to the most difficult problems.

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