The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church.

Talk about what you love

Recently, I was in Washington, DC, where I had a few appointments to talk with some legislators about Christian Science. (I am the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Illinois.) The night before, I was very afraid. I was concerned that I would say the wrong thing and it might hurt the Christian Science Church. About two in the morning, I remembered these words from Psalms: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer” (Ps. 19:14).

That did it! I was no longer afraid or anxious. I would speak about God’s love for man. That I could do! I remembered what a friend told me a few months ago. He said that when we’re talking to the public about Christian Science, we’re just talking to one person about something we love.

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