True Happiness

What joys compare with the sweet sense of security and peace that meditation upon the beauty and goodness of divine Spirit brings?

The restful knowledge that discord, disease, evil, even death itself, is unreal! Happiness! That hackneyed and much-abused expression! Of what does true happiness, true joy, consist? Is it not to keep our thoughts always right—to meditate on Him?

Until we have learned the great lessons of selflessness, purity, and unselfish love, we can never know the joy of doing good for the sake of good,—hoping for nothing in return, no present or future reward,—which is true happiness. To give, and not let the right hand know what the left hand doeth, to do thine alms in secret, this is indeed a taste of true happiness, and such deeds bring with them an understanding of Love that is sweet indeed to meditate upon. Our gratitude to Him "whose compassions fail not," whose mercies are "new every morning," can find sweet expression and restfulness in dwelling on Him; and we withdraw from this communing with the divine Spirit of grace and all-goodness revived and refreshed with the dews of heaven.

Testimony of Healing
Touched the Hem of Christ's Garment
March 28, 1901

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