The lessons learned in the Christian Science Sunday School were...

The lessons learned in the Christian Science Sunday School were especially useful to me during my undergraduate and graduate college work. As one way of expressing gratitude for my Sunday School training, I wish to relate two experiences in which I applied the lessons learned in Sunday School to the lessons I was preparing in college.

The final examination for one of my graduate courses was scheduled at what I thought was the worst time imaginable. Resentment of this fact grew, and I found it impossible to prepare for the examination except by humanly forcing myself to do so. Of course this was not easy, and my accomplishments were nil.

I began to pray for a right understanding of my responsibility to this examination. But this sense of human force was still very much with me. It tried to argue the manner in which I should pray. It manifested in irritation, and the words of Hymn No. 18 in the Christian Science Hymnal kept interrupting the train of thought I was trying to develop about the rightness and completeness of all God-directed activities and the presence, always and only, of the one Mind, which controls and directs all thought and intelligence. The first line of the hymn, "Be firm and be faithful; desert not the right," just did not apply to this situation as far as I could see.

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