Reliance on Divine Guidance

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 455), "God selects for the highest service one who has grown into such a fitness for it as renders any abuse of the mission an impossibility." This is a helpful guide when choosing someone for a position which demands spiritual integrity as well as responsibility. When, as the result of prayer and guidance, the executive boards of churches and societies make their choice of officers and teachers for the Christian Science Sunday School, a high standard is assured.

The all-important work of the Sunday School is to teach the children without deviating from the absolute Christian Science contained in the textbook, Science and Health. To be assured that the atmosphere will be conducive to the purest spiritual teaching, every precaution should be taken to ascertain the moral and spiritual qualifications of each Sunday School worker. Purity of thought is one of the important requisites.

As Love's plan for the Sunday School continues to unfold, the executive board generally delegates to the superintendent the responsibility of working out the details of Sunday School procedure. Perhaps an assistant will be necessary to relieve him, and at times more than one may be needed. The smooth operation of the Sunday School usually includes secretaries to assist with office detail and a librarian to serve in the lending library. These appointments also deserve prayerful attention on the part of the executive board.

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