Expectation

The growth of our Sunday Schools is something that is dear to the heart of every Christian Scientist. Those who have experienced the blessings of Christian Science feel it is their responsibility to assist in making the teachings of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, available to youth. In our efforts to accomplish this it is well to remember our Leader's statement in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 426), "When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress."

A Christian Science Society in a small community decided to establish a Sunday School, although there were no pupils in view. A superintendent and teachers were appointed, and a notice of the Sunday School was added to the regular weekly announcement of the church services in the local newspaper. The next Sunday the superintendent and teachers met in the Sunday School room. No pupils were in attendance, but they opened the session in accordance with the Order of Excises for the Sunday School on page 127 of the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy. During the time for the instruction of pupils they prayed individually and silently for a realization of the ever-presence of divine Love, expecting that its tender call, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters" (Isa. 55:1), would be heard in the highways and byways of the community. Then regular closing exercises were held.

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