"As a little child"

Many persons who have experienced the benefits derived from instruction received in the Sunday school of what is called an orthodox church, in comparing it with that received by children in a Christian Science Sunday School, are impressed by the instruction given in the latter. The pupils' eagerness to attend its sessions, despite the fact that no social features or entertainments are offered, shows that their interest is being aroused and retained solely through study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The demonstrable understanding of great spiritual truths displayed by many such pupils in their application of these to daily problems in the home, at school, or at play, is remarkable, and plainly evident in its effects upon their health, happiness, and harmony.

Often the parents of such children are not Christian Scientists. Yet, they may have been attracted by the work of the Sunday school, because of what it has done for, possibly, the child of an acquaintance, in grounding the child more firmly in the spiritual meaning of the Bible; in helping the child to overcome some undesirable trait; in bringing into his home a greater degree of harmony than had theretofore existed; or in the overcoming of what appeared to be a diseased condition.

While the younger members of a family who enjoy the privilege of instruction in a Christian Science Sunday School apparently have an advantage over the adults, the way is open now to every sincere seeker for Truth, for, as was said by Peter, "God is no respecter of persons."

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Prayer in Christian Science
May 6, 1939

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