When I think about the fundamental lessons taught in Christian Science Sunday Schools, particularly the Ten Commandments, Christ Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, and the Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation as given in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I realize that the Christian Science Sunday School is one of the dearest spots on earth.
This Sunday School is for pupils up to the age of twenty, and I attended until I was twenty years old. The teaching I received blessed me in countless ways and helped me demonstrate intelligence, wisdom, and moral courage when I was in school and university. After I graduated from Sunday School, I became a member of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist (in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo), and I was invited to serve as a Sunday School teacher. I was happy to accept this task!
Though it wasn’t difficult for me, it was still a new experience. Actually, this particular assignment was going to be somewhat different: The class was held outside the church, in an academic center for disadvantaged children from seven to nineteen years old. The head of the center wanted the spiritual education of these children to be provided by Christian Scientists.