The Children's Hour

The children's hour is truly manifested in the Christian Science Sunday School, since no one is permitted to be present but the children, the officers, and the teachers. Everything in the Sunday school is for the pupils. Here they are taught of their Father's ever-presence and protecting love, and learn how to be with Him in thought and deed at all times. Here they learn of their real selfhood as "the spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love," and of their "Father-Mother God, all-harmonious" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 582, 16).

The Christian Science Sunday School is the gift of divine Love to the children, as revealed to them through our beloved Leader, who took great care to provide for their proper teaching in the instructions in the Manual of The Mother Church. (See Manual, Article XX.) It is a gift to be lovingly accepted and appreciated. Our Leader says (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 261): "Too much cannot be done towards guarding and guiding well the germinating and inclining thought of childhood. To mould aright the first impressions of innocence, aids in perpetuating purity and in unfolding the immortal model, man in His image and likeness." Our Sunday school is offering to every child who is eligible this guidance of thought through the spiritual teaching of the Scriptures and of Science and Health, the textbook of Christian Science; and the demonstrations made by children so taught, testify to the wisdom and love of our Leader's instructions in respect to our Sunday school.

The children love to think of Christ Jesus, our Wayshower and Exemplar, as studying the Old Testament Scriptures when a child, and thereby growing in grace and waxing strong in spirit. They love to learn that it is every child's privilege to follow his example and to grow in grace and truth; and Mrs. Eddy says much in her writings as to the ability of children to demonstrate what they are taught of the Christ, Truth.

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"When the sun was setting"
October 4, 1930

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