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Inspired Readers and hearers

From the January 1979 issue of The Christian Science Journal


On the walk to Emmaus Christ Jesus spoke so authoritatively and convincingly that later the two disciples he accompanied exclaimed, "Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?" Luke 24:32; The goal of each Reader in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, might well be to make the reading so inspiring that the hearers' hearts burn within them as they glimpse the healing power of the Christ, Truth, in a fresh light. The reading at our church services can joyfully bear witness to Jesus' words according to Matthew, "It is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.