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A SACRED TRUST

From the October 1965 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Teaching in the Christian Science Sunday School is a sacred trust. The Sunday School teacher is a modern apostle, devotedly and joyously engaged in equipping his pupils with the truth of God and of man so that they may go out into the world to meet successfully the intricate problems of the day and carry forth the gospel of healing as revealed in Christian Science.

It is the teacher's duty and happy privilege to impart to his pupils the spiritual meanings of the Bible, together with a clear and exact unfoldment of Christian Science as given in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. His pathway is pointed out to him by Mrs. Eddy in Article XX of the Manual of The Mother Church. In accordance with this Article, the teacher draws from and depends solely upon the Bible and our Leader's writings for his inspiration and authority in teaching the Sunday School lessons.

The teacher's work must, of necessity, be serious, consecrated, and dedicated; but never dull, somber, or burdensome. The unction of true inspiration gives his teachings verve and freshness. In this holy work, the teacher knows his own personal views cannot be substituted for the pure Word, as set forth in the Bible and Science and Health. Nor does he need to rely on spectacular examples or tricks of any kind to hold the attention of his pupils. The truth itself is sufficient. This imparting of the undeviating, correct Word through divine Science involves much prayerful thought, much humility, much love.