Any one attending a Christian Science church on Sunday or Wednesday will hear the First Reader give out, among other notices, one to this effect: All are lovingly invited to attend our services. It may not have occurred to some church members to take note that the invitation goes out as from each individual member. The responsibility does not rest upon the shoulders of a few; each and all share alike, and become hosts and hostesses. This would apply, perhaps, more especially to our Wednesday evening testimony meetings, to which we invite our brethren to come and hear of the wonders we have to tell of the healing and regenerating power of Christian Science. The invitation is a very sacred one; and what are we doing about it? A person once invited a guest to dine, and when the guest arrived the host greeted him with, "Oh! you've come! Well, I'm sorry, for I forgot all about you, and there is nothing to eat in the house." Is it possible that we may be like that host at our testimony meetings? Do we arrive at the church having forgotten about our invitation, and that we should be ready to tell of the blessings bestowed upon us by our loving Father-Mother God? And is our brother to be "sent empty away"?

In the one hundred and seventh psalm we read: "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy." Here would appear to be a distinct command for us to give testimony; for to be a Christian Scientist is to be "the redeemed of the Lord." Daily and hourly we are being redeemed from the false beliefs of sin, disease, and death (the world, the flesh, and the devil, that is), and awakened to the true consciousness of our life "hid with Christ in God," of our spiritual sonship with the Father, of our at-one-ment with divine Principle, Life, Truth, and Love.

Man's Relation to God
July 21, 1923

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