Spiritual Health in our Churches

Recently a little church of fifty members and an average attendance of fifty to one hundred, in a small city in northern Indiana, had twenty-three testimonies given in one Wednesday evening meeting. All the speakers took their places promptly, like minute men and women, spoke a few minutes only, and to the point. It was quite evident that not one speaker "waited for the spirit to move them," for the spirit of Christian Science had been with them throughout the day and had moved them before they came to the meeting. As the result, the meeting was extraordinary,—filled with light, love, and good cheer.

Every speaker talked well,—briefly, concisely, succinctly. There were no extravagant or exaggerated statements; just the simple, plain statements of Truth and its power, spoken in love; spiritual facts, helps, and experiences brought out, together with victorious cases of physical healing. Taken altogether the meeting was one complete sermon, full of faith, hope, love, truth, and spiritual understanding, each testimony being an acceptable paragraph in the complete divine whole.

Now these conditions indicate "spiritual health," and nothing will ever bring a like condition to each and every branch church save the constant, daily, devout study of our text-book, Science and Health. We all know that the daily study of our beloved "little book" illumines the understanding, quiets our materialism, opens the floodgates of infinite Intelligence, awakens our divinity, brings spiritual health to each individual, to our churches, and to our services. It is impossible for a Scientist to study his text-book as he should and not be ready on Wednesday night to offer his share of leaven. Nor can pride, selfish fear, or a barren life keep him in his seat.

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Testimony of Healing
Operation not Needed
April 4, 1901

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