The Wednesday Evening Offering

At the Sunday services we have the privilege of giving our contribution toward the financial support of the church, and we can look upon the testimonies given at the Wednesday evening meetings as a means of contributing toward its spiritual support. Most of us find it easy to give our material offering, but to many it is almost an impossibility to give a spiritual offering in the form of a testimony.

If anyone who finds it difficult to give a testimony would realize that divine Love is ever present, that "underneath are the everlasting arms," and that each Christian Scientist at the meeting can reflect love and helpfulness, he would rise with perfect freedom and speak without fear. "Perfect love casteth out fear," and it also casts out all those thoughts of pride which make us afraid that we shall break down, speak badly, or become confused. On page 224 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy says, "It is our pride that makes another's criticism rankle;" and if we honestly examine our thought, we shall find that it is the fear of criticism which in many cases prevents us from speaking. This does not, of course, apply to those who are always ready, and who do give freely to the Wednesday evening meetings; they have made their demonstration, and have proved that it is possible for us all to do the same.

Falling Stars
July 26, 1919

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