Communicating more effectively

Some who have little to say may say it so smoothly that they are heard and admired. Others who have much to say may say it so poorly that their important message is lost. How can we improve our communicative abilities so that a quality presentation always matches a quality message?

Academic training is a practical aid for bridging the gap between speakers and audiences; but so long as we believe that there is life and intelligence in matter, we will encounter limitations. The material senses are deceitful and unreliable. As Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, brings out in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the textbook of this Science, "Spirit, God, is heard when the senses are silent." Science and Health, p. 89.

In divine reality, Spirit, Mind, is the only communicator. Divine imparting and understanding constitute perfect communication. God's impartations to His likeness, spiritual man, include perfect understanding of those perfect impartations. Spiritual man manifests the faculties of Soul, God, in expression that is infallible and unresisted; and in hearing that is pure, clear understanding.

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Primitive Christianity and our Church today
November 7, 1983

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