The Absent Pupil

The Bible records, "The King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matt. 25:40). It has long been appreciated and understood in Christian Science that as one aims to bless others, he is blessed himself. And how applicable this is to the important work of the teacher in the Christian Science Sunday School!

The absent pupil may be regarded as needing the special attention of the teacher. A pupil's absence is usually an indication of false thinking. The child may be deceived into believing that he prefers or needs to stay at home for some reason. The teacher has the opportunity to correct this by knowing that erroneous beliefs of any kind, including apathy, false attraction, or mortal mind interference, are powerless to separate God's idea from the unfoldment of Truth.

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 295): "God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them." The teacher should realize that the child of God's creating is obedient and that he is ever in his rightful place.

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