Harmony in the Sunday School

"What is harmony?" asked the teacher of a class of little folk in a Christian Science Sunday School. "Harmony is when all voices sing together as one voice," instantly and sweetly replied a little five-year-old girl. This wonderful statement, coming from the mouth of a babe, deeply impressed the teacher; and the prayerful contemplation of it later on opened up many inspiring thoughts, which greatly helped her in her work.

The better we understand divine Principle and practice the rules of pure harmony, the more will peace and joy and spiritual understanding be made manifest in our Sunday schools. God is the Principle of harmony; man is the expression of this Principle. Mrs. Eddy, on page 587 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," defines "heaven" thus: "Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul."

Surely the Christian Science Sunday School should express something of the kingdom of heaven on earth; and it is the duty of each pupil, officer, and teacher of the Sunday school to realize and demonstrate that nothing "that defileth . . . or maketh a lie" shall be found therein. Each teacher should come to Sunday school with his whole spiritual armor on, clad in the beautiful garments of love, joy, inspiration, receptivity, faith, and should leave outside all such erroneous and trouble-making thoughts as hurry, fear, home anxieties, vainglory, impatience, criticism, or self-depreciation. Each should be in his right place at the appointed time. We know what discord ensues when musical notes get out of place and come straggling in at the wrong time, or stay out entirely. The same is true when teachers and pupils are late, or do not come at all. When punctuality and orderliness are seen as brotherly love, error will lose its seeming power to make our pupils and teachers late at Sunday school.

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The Divine Will and the Human
July 3, 1926

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