Class continues to change my life

One of the most powerful , positive forces for change in my spiritual progress in Christian Science has been Primary class instruction, with the annual students’ association meetings and the ongoing student-teacher relationship. These Manual-provided activities have given me an anchor, a focus, a discipline, a structure, and a support in my life.

There came a time in my mid-20s when I deeply desired to know more about God, man, the Bible, and how to heal myself and others. I had a lot of questions about life and its meaning and where I fit in. I knew that this yearning could be satisfied through Primary class instruction—and I wasn’t disappointed. I found that my questions were answered, and I came home with a new spiritual vision of life. The time of class instruction turned my thought squarely in the right direction—toward Spirit and a life of prayer and healing.

Class provided a sanctuary from the cares of daily life in which to probe, ponder, prove, examine, listen, and yield to the grand spiritual truths of divine Science, the Word of God, found in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, which were systematically unfolded throughout the class period. It was a time of great inspiration, but it was also a time for humble willingness to relinquish all in my thought that did not conform to obedience to that Word—a time for laying off the false sense of who I was and putting on the true.

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March 28, 2011

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