All my life I have been accustomed to performing, without fear,...

All my life I have been accustomed to performing, without fear, in various athletic and artistic events before an audience. But when it came to public speaking, a paralyzing fear of criticism would come over me. It was so overwhelming that even in my junior year of college I would skip any class requiring oral work.

How I wished I could contribute some small word of gratitude at the Wednesday evening testimony meetings in my branch Church of Christ, Scientist! A couple of times I even wrote out a testimony, determined to stand and share it. But fear always got the better of me.

September 26, 1970
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