Practice—the Keynote of Teaching

Teaching in the Christian Science Sunday School is more, much more, than teaching the letter of the Lesson-Sermon, telling Bible stories, or memorizing the Commandments. These are important, and Mary Baker Eddy tells us that the letter of Science should be studied thoroughly. But she says also in our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 201), "The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death."

Therefore, the consecrated Sunday School teacher makes practice the keynote of teaching. By accepting the truth of God's allness, and rejecting all claims of a mind, power, or presence unlike God, the teacher follows Mrs. Eddy's instructions in practicing love for and faith in God. In this way one heals erring sense-testimony and teaches as Jesus taught, by demonstration. This is the sure way to find receptivity in the child-consciousness, and it also ensures the progress and growth of the teacher.

November 16, 1946

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