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From the June 1948 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Those who have been called upon to be Readers in our churches may rightfully be regarded as ambassadors of Truth. To give utterance to the Word of God which sets free the captives of sin, disease, and all trouble is a sacred task. The Reader is an instrument of righteousness voicing the message of Truth.

This message should be read simply and with such humble consecration and clear understanding that the newcomer to our churches may hear and comprehend its spiritual vitality and leave the service rejoicing. Paul's words are worthy of every Reader's frequent study (II Cor. 3:5,6): "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."

Meekness is always felt in the reading of the one whose thought is so imbued with the message he is to give that he forgets himself. God is protecting all who are in His holy service, and it is right for a Reader daily to know, feel, and rejoice in the Father's protecting presence. Thus he is better fitted to give out with joy, gratitude, and love the Word of Life.

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