Children and Science

In the book of the prophecy of Isaiah we find the declaration that "a little child shall lead them;" and every faithful student of Christian Science is striving for that same absolute trust in and reliance on God as our heavenly Father which is shown by the little child toward its earthly parents. Today the Christian Science Sunday school is doing a great work for the little ones, and both parent and teacher should constantly bear in mind that the child thought, which so readily takes in the truths taught in Christian Science, expects nothing less than their practice by parent and teacher. The following experience will illustrate the writer's meaning.

About nineteen years ago Christian Science came into our home when it was very much needed, bringing us health, peace, and happiness, together with an earnest desire to live the truths it taught and to have the children grow up in that faith. We lived in a small town where there were no other Scientists, and of course there was no Christian Science Sunday school for the children to attend; so the Lesson-Sermon and other passages from the Bible and Science and Health, also The Christian Science Journal, were read aloud each day to the children. Owing to the limited understanding which we ourselves had of this truth, it was thought that the children were too young to understand much of it, and regret was expressed that they could not attend a Christian Science Sunday school; but we were soon to learn a lesson which destroyed this erroneous thought.

"Love thy neighbor"
July 21, 1917

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