"A Continuing Invitation"

Have you ever read the notice appearing in the Christian Science Sentinel or The Christian Science Journal, inviting Mother Church members to write articles and poems for the periodicals? Sometimes it is entitled "A Continuing Invitation." This reminds all members of The Mother Church that they are always invited to write for (as well as read) the periodicals, and that even if they don't accept the invitation right now, it still continues.

Note that the message does not read: "Those with past writing experience are invited to write" or "Those with at least x years of experience as Christian Scientists are invited to write...." It simply says, "Members of The Mother Church are invited to write." Does that include you? This is one of the privileges of being a member of The Mother Church. (And testimonies of healing are welcomed from those who have not yet joined The Mother Church, as well as from members.)

But what if we think we aren't experienced enough Christian Scientists to have anything meaningful to say to others? Whenever that temptation comes to me—and it does—I remember the inspiration that I received when, at three and a half, I learned in a Christian Science Sunday School a few simple truths. I applied them, and they worked. How eager I was to share! Experience? At three and a half, almost none. Inspiration and the desire to share it? Plenty!

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It's Not Mine!
June 19, 1976

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