Before a builder attempts to build a structure he makes sure that he has laid a solid and firm foundation. In like manner, students of Christian Science lay a firm and solid foundation upon which to build their lives. Their materials are thoughts and ideas, and their tools are the Bible, the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and her other writings. Christian Scientists continually turn to God, their source of supply, for inspiration and instruction in laying their foundations and building their lives.

Paul writes (I Cor. 3:11), "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." Then the Christ, Truth, which Jesus taught and practiced, must be the cornerstone of the building. This cornerstone may be laid in the Christian Science Sunday School. According to the Rules in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy, the children are taught the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes among their first lesson. What better foundation could one lay for growth in grace! In the Sunday School the children also become acquainted with the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly, learn how to study them and to apply in their daily lives the truth they contain.

One young woman who had attended the Christian Science Sunday School from early childhood found the foundation of right thinking laid there a quick help in a time of great need. A horse which she was riding bolted and threw her. Before she lost consciousness she remembered a statement that she had heard when she was in Sunday School, and she declared it to herself: "Man can never fall from the arms of divine Love." When she was brought home, her father, who was not a Christian Scientist, recognized the symptoms as those of a concussion and voiced the fear that it would be several weeks before she would recover. Her mother, who was a Christian Scientist, called a practitioner for help.

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January 23, 1954

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