Children freed from limiting labels

Having a great love for children, I pursued a career in education and spent 12 years as a substitute teacher in public schools. Even as a substitute, though, I was often given long-term assignments, where I had full responsibility for a class. The students in the school system where I taught came from diverse racial, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Teaching them was both challenging and rewarding, and I found prayer to be a great help in meeting the students’ various needs. 

I wanted to support the children spiritually as well as academically to help them realize what they were capable of accomplishing. Through my study of the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, I knew that man is created as God’s expression, as the first chapter of Genesis tells us: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (verse 26). I prayerfully affirmed that God loves all His children equally. Taking to heart Mrs. Eddy’s statement, “Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 13), I reasoned that intelligent Mind doesn’t bless some of His children with more ability than others.

June 19, 2017

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