30The teacher in Christian Science who does not spe- cially instruct his pupils how to guard against evil and its silent modes, and to be able, through Christ, the liv-
1ing Truth, to protect themselves therefrom, is commit- ting an offense against God and humanity. With Science
3and Health for their textbook, I am astounded at the apathy of some students on the subject of sin and mental malpractice, and their culpable ignorance of the work-
6ings of these — and even the teacher's own deficiency in this department. I can account for this state of mind in the teacher only as the result of sin; otherwise, his own guilt as a mental malpractitioner, and fear of being found out.
The helpless ignorance of the community on this sub-
12ject is pitiable, and plain to be seen. May God enable my students to take up the cross as I have done, and meet the pressing need of a proper preparation of heart to prac-
15tise, teach, and live Christian Science! Your means of protection and defense from sin are, constant watchful- ness and prayer that you enter not into temptation and
18are delivered from every claim of evil, till you intelligently know and demonstrate, in Science, that evil has neither prestige, power, nor existence, since God, good, is All-
The increasing necessity for relying on God to de- fend us against the subtler forms of evil, turns us more
24unreservedly to Him for help, and thus becomes a means of grace. If one lives rightly, every effort to hurt one will only help that one; for God will give the ability to
27overcome whatever tends to impede progress. Know this that you cannot overcome the baneful effects of sin on yourself, if you in any way indulge in sin; for,
30sooner or later, you will fall the victim of your own as well as of others' sins. Using mental power in the right direction only, doing to others as you would have them
1do to you, will overcome evil with good, and destroy your own sensitiveness to the power of evil.