Spiritual education … a continuing adventure!

Have you ever wished you were back in school? I know I have. Occasionally, when I’ve seen a school bus stopping to pick up the children in our neighborhood for school in the morning, I’ve gotten a little nostalgic and missed my days of being a student. 

Getting a good education is an important goal for all of us. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, knew the importance of education. In addition to her deep and lifelong study of the Bible, she was an avid reader. She went to Sanbornton Academy in New Hampshire and was also tutored by her brother Albert, who graduated from Dartmouth College. The books in her library and her various scrapbooks reveal her interest in the sciences, arts, and political issues of her day. 

She mentions academics in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, where she says: “Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal” (p. 195). 

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No pink slips from God
November 14, 2016

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