Teaching Ability Gained Through Divine Guidance

[From a teacher in a branch church Sunday School]

A rewarding opportunity awaits the church member who becomes a Sunday School teacher. But a member may feel uncertain whether he is qualified; or if he is teaching, he may sometimes wonder whether he is really meeting the needs of his pupils. Such doubt or hesitation is not likely to arise if it is clearly seen that the teaching ability is not a personal gift possessed by some and not by others any more than health, honesty, or goodness is reflected by some and not by all. When it is seen that in reality all reflect God, the one Mind, the one source of all intelligence, then this activity will be joyously entered into.

A merely intellectual approach to Christian Science is not sufficient. Thus a teacher must be willing to face these questions: Have I the spiritual sense of Truth sufficient to demonstrate its healing power in my own experience and to be able to help others in some measure also? Do I feel a sense of love toward all and a real desire to share the truth with all mankind?

November 16, 1963

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