Giving and Getting on Wednesday Evenings

It is an aphorism in Christian Science that the more of good you give, the more of good you get, which applies particularly to the proceedings of our Wednesday evening testimonial meetings. The thousands of helpful experiences and inspiriting cases of healing that are given weekly in over twenty-three hundred churches and societies scattered throughout the Christianized world, carry a bounteous measure of good to those who receive and an equal proportion to those who give.

Prior to September, 1898, weekly meetings were held on Friday evenings in the Christian Science churches then existing. Their nature and purpose were similar to that of our present testimonial meetings, of which our Leader has written: "Testimony in regard to the healing of the sick is highly important. More than a mere rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle or praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ, 'who health all thy diseases'" (Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 24, p. 47). On the date mentioned, Mrs. Eddy directed that these weekly gatherings be thereafter called Wednesday evening meetings, which has become their permanent designation.

Tillers of the Soil
October 6, 1928

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