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A healing tone in reading at church services

From the October 1980 issue of The Christian Science Journal


A healing tone in the reading at Christian Science services is of primary importance. The thought, the inward view, of the Readers plays a big part in maintaining this tone.

I was aware of the importance of this point during a Wednesday testimony meeting at The Mother Church. The Reader was presenting powerful ideas; my attention was completely held by his attention to them. The reading was compelling and healing.

Later on, I learned how that Reader approached his work. He read for self-instruction in Christian Science. When reading at a service, he was wholly occupied with a spiritual viewpoint concerning both the work and the audience—that is, he was accepting as reality only the spiritual fact of Truth's infinitude and, thus, of man's inseparability from God.

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