Education in the Sunday School

Teachers in Christian Science Sunday Schools may feel at times overwhelmed by a sense of the magnitude of the work and their apparently slight ability to cope with it. On such occasions it is helpful to recall the Master's humble admission, "I can of mine own self do nothing."

This field of labor is primarily that of spiritual education, assuaging the human thirst with what Mrs. Eddy terms "the milk of the Word" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 15). The word "education" is formed from a Latin stem meaning a "leading out." This is indicative of the mortal's need. But in the kingdom of heaven there is no "leading out" from a dream of life in matter. Man as God's relection is not emerging from anything. He does not begin with a slight knowledge of God's laws and advance himself through study and practice. He reflects infinite divine intelligence, to which no fresh discovery is possible. Man manifests the continuous unfoldment of all good.

All That the Father Hath
September 26, 1936

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