True Teaching

Jesus' promise, "Seek, and ye shall find," stands out as a beacon light to every Christian Scientist, assuring him that in the degree of his honest searching for the truth he will find divine Love meeting his every need. To the writer it seemed a great blessing had come into her experience when she was privileged to serve in the capacity of Sunday school teacher. Entering upon her duties, the Bible and our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and the concordances, were diligently searched so that she might be well prepared for any question asked by the class. After this preparation it was with a keen sense of disappointment that on leaving the class there was no evidence of the uplifting, joyous unfoldment usually gleaned from hearing the Lesson read in church. Something was wrong in her work, and determined to locate the error, she resorted to the reading room. In this restful atmosphere thought turned to the one source and humbly asked to be shown the way.

Taking up an old volume of Journals (Vol. XVI, pp. 162, 163) an article was found entitled, "He that teacheth." In this article the sentences, "The very word educate suggests a latent goodness and power which is to be drawn forth, rather than a series of doctrines which are to be crammed in;" and, "In its best sense education is ... the unfolding of the qualities of man infolded in the child till it is made manifest that all are 'partakers of the divine nature,'" were a joy and revelation. And what a joy to see that all which was to be known was in divine Mind; that there was no need for cramming in, no need for a self-righteous feeling as to teaching, but just the restful, joyous activity of knowing that teacher and pupil alike were rejoicing in the knowledge that "the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."

December 27, 1919

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