Class instruction is one of the most precious privileges our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, has given us. Nestled at the very heart of the broad activities outlined for her Church in the Manual of The Mother Church, class instruction glows and sparkles like a jewel.
This gift of class which Mrs. Eddy has provided focuses our study, keeps us from drifting, and helps us to become real working Christian Scientists. It not only teaches us what the healing power is, but how to heal.
Mrs. Eddy defines true education thus: "The entire purpose of true education is to make one not only know the truth but live it—to make one enjoy doing right, make one not work in the sunshine and run away in the storm, but work midst clouds of wrong, injustice, envy, hate."The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 252; And of work she tells us, "The song of Christian Science is, 'Work—work—work —watch and pray.'"Message to The Mother Church for 1900, p. 2;