Class instruction: pathway to infinite possibilities

Last fall my husband and I climbed a mountain in northeastern America. On a sparkling day we hiked through evergreen forests, past rushing, rock-strewn streams, up a steep path. As we paused to draw breath, dramatic views appeared: fold after fold of blue mountains stretched away into the distant mist, and far below a toylike plane approached a tiny town. The higher we climbed, the more inspiring became the view. Finally we reached the snowcovered cap and the full panorama of lakes and mountain peaks.

Class instruction in Christian Science could be likened to a journey with a glorious view. During these two weeks, as the student climbs in his understanding, the omnipotence and omnipresence of divine Love become clearer—so clear that he sees as never before the healing power of Truth and becomes more ready to accept its promise. The teacher could be described as the guide up the mountain, pointing out the true view of God and His spiritual universe, as well as the challenges to be met along the path.

Mary Baker Eddy was the first teacher of Christian Science. The purity of her thought presented a clear transparency through which the truth of being could pass directly from divine Mind to her students. Her teaching sets the standard for teachers of Christian Science today.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

January 14, 1980

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.