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Prepare to Give!

From the August 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Have you wanted to give a testimony of Christian Science healing but been afraid to? Or talked longer than you had intended? Or forgotten an important point when giving a testimony? These questions bring another question: Have you ever thought of preparing in advance to give a testimony?

Every week inspiring accounts of healings can be heard at testimony meetings in Churches of Christ, Scientist, Christian Science Societies, and Christian Science college organizations. Mrs. Eddy states in the Manual of The Mother Church: "Testimony in regard to the healing of the sick is highly important. More than a mere rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle of praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ, 'who healeth all thy diseases' (Psalm 103:3)."Man., Art. VIII, Sect. 24;

Motivated by a deep desire to share the spiritual truths that have brought healing to their own lives, many people are able to speak with the freedom that comes from an unselfed and active brotherly love. Never an intellectual exercise, Christian Science testimonies are an outpouring of an individual's genuine gratitude. Sometimes the testifier speaks spontaneously when the inspiration comes to him; sometimes the speaker has thought about his testimony for days or weeks and is ready to share it when the opportunity is right.