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From the February 1944 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Envisaging the postwar world and recognizing the vital necessity of spiritual objectives for the achievement of a lasting peace, members of The Mother Church and its branches need to see the importance of the Christian Science Sunday School and the far-reaching effects of its spiritual education. Never before have these words of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, been more timely or prophetic (Pulpit and Press, p. 9): "Ah, children, you are the bulwarks of freedom, the cement of society, the hope of our race!" It is a sacred heritage for which our children should be prepared—a preparation which should come through spiritual enlightenment and a right understanding of God and His laws, that they may be wisely applied in earthly affairs and human forms of government. Their preparation should acquaint them with the allness of divine Mind and show them how to utilize this supreme intelligence in order that they—as the men and women, the citizens and leaders of the world of tomorrow— may possess by reflection those spiritual qualities of Mind which will enable them to fulfill their responsibilities intelligently and ably.

In Article XX of the Manual of The Mother Church we find instructions which must be carefully understood and obeyed, that the work of the Sunday school may be properly carried out. From these instructions it can be seen that parents who send their children to a Christian Science Sunday School have a right to know that their children acquire only the teachings of absolute Christian Science. In addition, parents are entitled to expect that the teachers are thoughtfully chosen, duly qualified, and capable; therefore, those who are responsible for making such appointments should never let it become a matter of "Who will serve in the Sunday school?" but, instead, of "Who is worthy and qualified to serve?"

Consequently, upon those who are worthy and qualified the important obligation rests to give of their utmost in loving service and co-operation as conditions in each particular field warrant. These exactions are spiritual safeguards which protect the pliable thoughts of our little ones from conflicting personal opinions, fanatical viewpoints, or other phases of misinformed teachings which might act as deterrents to their normal spiritual growth.