The writer has always been most grateful for those testimonies, offered rather apologetically sometimes, which begin, "It was just a small demonstration," followed by a helpful explanation of how Christian Science was used to solve some problem considered to be of a minor nature. Many more proofs of healing might be offered at our Wednesday testimony meetings if the individual whose thought has been enriched by Truth understood the importance of all demonstrations of Truth, as well as the value of expressing gratitude for them.

The mortal belief in smallness and bigness, in major and minor demonstrations, is strictly a material concept, a lingering belief that something was accomplished humanly which was capable of being measured materially. It should be realized that the manifestation of infinite Mind can never be measured by finite sense.

The parable of the talents, related in the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew, describes the experience of a servant who, full of fear, belittled the talent given him to use, and who accepted the erroneous suggestion that it was not worthwhile to do anything more than keep it out of sight. When called on later to testify concerning his use of the talent, he could only offer excuses and fearfully, and in vain, attempt to placate the lord.

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August 21, 1954

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