What Is Our Part?

In the fourth chapter of John's Gospel we read these inspiring words: "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." How directly this applies to the Christian Science Sunday School! In this department of our great movement we find sweet, tender thoughts, inquiring thoughts, advancing thoughts; but whatever the varying states and stages of progress, all are reaching out for the unfoldment of good. A blessing indeed awaits the Sunday school teacher who is privileged to work in this field. "white already to harvest."

A requisite for this sacred work is spiritual vision of the great good to be achieved in awakening pupils to the grandeur, the might, the majesty and power of Truth and Love, and to show them through precept, explanation, and example how to apply in everyday affairs the truth set forth definitely and clearly in our textbooks, the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. One is made ready for this activity in the Cause of Christian Science through preparation of each Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, consecrated study of the textbooks, and prayer. As one thus gains the height of spiritual vision, love of service, and inspiration, he succeeds in his work.

Students of Christian Science learn that they understand the Christ, Truth, to the degree that they utilize the truth. In Science and Health (p. 323) our Leader writes, "We must recollect that Truth is demonstrable when understood, and that good is not understood until demonstrated." Are we, as teachers in the Sunday school, showing the pupils how the truths in the Lesson-Sermon are to be utilized in proving that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent; that evil in any of its forms is unreal, powerless, and without entity, because it is but an illusive claim that God is not supreme?

The Pastor Emeritus
October 25, 1941

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