"What ye shall speak"

Students of Christian Science do well to remember that one Mind or infinite intelligence governs all, and that when the occasion arises for giving expression to their gratitude for healing and for blessings received, they are but the channel for voicing good and will be guided in their utterances by Spirit. We need no further assurance of this than is contained in the instruction of Jesus to his disciples when he said, "Take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost."

It is well known that many public speakers in the presence of an audience are seemingly rendered temporarily incapable of speech or action. Many of the most famous actors and singers have suffered greatly on the first night of an important production from this mental agony of fear. In fact, most men and women can racall a time in their lives when they suffered from this form of fear; yet, as Byron says,—

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