The Normal Class is held every three years by the Church organization in Boston to prepare practitioners to become teachers of Christian Science. Mr. Young taught this class in 1910, and again in 1937. In these notes from his 1937 class, he covers over fifty subjects and every paragraph is a lesson in divine metaphysics. While Mr. Young included many absolute statements of Truth in his teaching, he never lost sight of the need to prove one’s understanding through demonstration.
We read in these notes: “The only Mind there is, is right here, and we only need to claim it as ours to find how available God is to us. All of Mind is present with all of its infinite possibilities, and that is law to the occasion. Claim your divine right to understand it right now. It all belongs to you. Claim and expect it. There is not a thing in the whole universe of Truth that is not yours right now. Individual man has at his disposal the infinity of ideas to apprehend forever. There is no limit to the possibility of unfoldment. There is power always available to you that is greater than any human power and superior to any combination of circumstances. The thought which is in accord with God is allied to omnipotence. Thought cannot be restricted in its power if it is correct.”
And on the subject of “Time and Age” he tells us, “Mrs. Eddy says never record ages. Age should be and, when properly understood, is filled with more power, wisdom, and victory than youth. Mortal existence is constant experiment. Spiritual life demonstrates unswerving Principle more fully and perfectly every day. Instead of losing one’s faculties with the passing of years, as one sees God more clearly, his activity increases, his spiritual sense becomes more acute, his intelligence and perception are greater. There never can come a time when God’s man can or must go downhill; onward and upward through all eternity his way must be.” Mr. Young’s practical explanation of Science as applied to our every need gives his writings a timeless quality — as relevant to today’s world as when he gave them to his students.