In the Manual of The Mother Church our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, gives us a By-Law entitled "Testimonials" which reads in part as follows (Art. VIII, Sect. 24): "'Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's' (St. Paul). Testimony in regard to the healing of the sick is highly important. More than a mere rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle of praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ, 'who healeth all thy diseases' (Psalm 103:3)."

Do we scale "the pinnacle of praise" in our gratitude to God? Are our testimonies made to praise and glorify Him? Think what glorious, spontaneous meetings we should always have if each member would make it his special, joyous duty to prepare a testimony in advance and be ready to give it at the right time. Think of the activity that would follow such preparation for our meetings! We cannot conceive of the Reader coming to the service ill prepared or not prepared at all, and it is helpful to remember that the time allotted to the giving of testimonies is the responsibility of each and every member.

Since this part of our church activity is highly important, could we not include the Wednesday testimony meetings in our daily metaphysical work for Church, which Mrs. Eddy defines in part on page 583 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as, "The structure of Truth and Love"? Great growth in our churches would naturally follow such consecrated prayer.

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