Giving Testimonies

On page 568 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," in connection with the statement quoted from the book of Revelation, "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony," Mrs. Eddy writes: "What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? ... Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science." And in the Glossary of the same book (p. 590) our revered Leader gives us this definition of the Lamb of God: "The spiritual idea of Love; self-immolation; innocence and purity; sacrifice."

Before giving our testimonies at the Wednesday evening meetings we endeavor to reach some realization of true self-abnegation; we try to put away all thoughts as to whether or not we may receive the plaudits of the listeners. We long to help those who want only to know how Christian Science has helped us; we earnestly and honestly desire to free ourselves from egotism and thoughts of self, in order that others may receive the blessings that have come to us through some understanding of the truth; and with this attitude attained, our desire to help and heal will surely be blessed.

January 23, 1926

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