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Testimony meeting victory

From the October 1980 issue of The Christian Science Journal


For a Wednesday evening triumph, rise from the glueless pew!
Which will you do: gummy resisting or
gentle insisting?
What's this ugly tugging—"I'd testify, but ..."
But what?

Grateful, don't listen to sticky hesitance,
anxious reticence,
tongue-tied taint of self-complaint.
Trust the doer of all good ("O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew forth
thy praise")
and heed not could/might/would.

Instead, be ready!
And raise your gracious voice, poised above all
fear/self/ doubt.
Stand,
strength-embodied, peace-instilled,
and be about your living testimony.

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