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The voice of the stranger

From the April 1979 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Teaching in a Christian Science Sunday School can be a time of unlimited progress for both pupils and teacher. To reap this reward, the teacher must be gaining freedom from belief in a self apart from God and from the false sense of responsibility that goes with this belief. He must be learning the importance of relying completely on Deity.

God is the all-knowing Mind, the only Mind, and the recognition of God's allness as infinite Mind is what enables one to rely completely on Him, to trust Him to impart needed thoughts. As one gains a clearer sense of his unity with God as actually His idea, or reflection, he becomes increasingly aware of the one Mind. He sees that he is really only the servant of this infinite Mind. Turning humbly to God for guidance, he finds the Scriptures illumined, and a joyous sharing between teacher and pupils follows.

As one recognizes not only that God is the teacher but that He conveys every thought or impression to His children through spiritual sense, light fills the Sunday School hour. This is the key to successful teaching. Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, "When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious."Science and Health, p. 214;

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