Sunday School Notes and Comments

One Sunday school teacher was faced with the suggestion that she might run short of material when she was asked to teach a class which was studying the "first lessons," as defined by Mary Baker Eddy in the Manual of The Mother Church (Art. XX, Sect. 3). As she faithfully worked to enlarge her understanding, that she might have something of value to bring to the little ones, she began to see how boundless is the work to be done with even one of the "first lessons."

The teacher found that in connection with the First Commandment there were definitions in the Glossary of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, which the children could learn. There were the synonyms for God to be learned and understood, and many stories in the Bible to be read as illustrations of the meaning of the First Commandment—and so on with each of the "first lessons." There was no place or time for mere meaningless repetition of the Commandments, but as the children gained some understanding of their spiritual import there came to them a greater desire to learn to repeat them correctly.

December 7, 1940

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