Work in the Sunday School

Perhaps no department of The Mother Church activity causes more joy or involves greater responsibility than the work among the children; and no work demands more consecrated and more unselfish preparation. Soon the children may be our Readers, librarians, Sunday school teachers, Committees on Publication, conveners and workers on various committees, spreading abroad the good news of Truth's complete ascendancy over every form of evil belief. Our work will be tested. How sincerely, then, we need to turn the thoughts of Sunday school scholars to our text-books, the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." by Mary Baker Eddy, for guidance; and in helping in the Sunday school how lovingly and how closely do we need to follow our Leader's injunctions.

In the Church Manual (Art. XX, Sect. 3) we read, "The instruction given by the children's teachers must not deviate from the absolute Christian Science contained in their text-book." We should also keep well in view Mrs. Eddy's words in Science and Health (p. 275), "The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all," and should answer the children's questions from this standpoint of the allness of God, good.

On one occasion when the parable of the prodigal son was being rehearsed in class, the old theory that man had wandered away from God was encountered. "How," queried the teacher, "could that which was at-one with God ever wander away from God, when God is All-in-all and is everywhere?" It was then made plain that to move away from God would be to lose one's own identity and make God variable and this is scientifically impossible. Indeed, as we are taught in Christian Science, it would leave God unexpressed.

God's Day
May 9, 1931

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