Teaching the Infant Class in Sunday School

Those who have had the privilege of teaching the youngest children in a Christian Science Sunday School often feel that they have had a most inspiring experience, one from which they have themselves learned a great deal. There seems, however, to be some unwillingness to accept this privilege on the part of many church members who would perhaps welcome the opportunity of teaching the older children.

What is it that would rob one of such a valuable experience, and at the same time deprive the little ones of the rightful guidance one might give them? Is it the belief that there seems to be a mental gulf between the little pupils and the teacher: on one side the educated belief in material law, and consequent loss of ingenuousness; on the other side a belief of undeveloped intelligence? If one accepts the belief of more than one Mind, he may believe that he has to instill spiritual truths into small human beings of very limited intelligence, and possessed of a wealth of disconcerting habits.

The Sunbeam Remains a Sunbeam
March 19, 1938

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