Disappointment Overcome

At this time, when so many are rejoicing over the privilege which has been theirs of visiting our dear Leader at her home in Concord, N. H., I should like to tell how it was proven to me that when we seem to be deprived of some great pleasure, if we will but listen we may hear the still, small voice, "Lo, I am with you alway," which gladdens the heart.

On the afternoon of June 25 I picked up a Boston daily paper and read an account of the invitation to Pleasant View and the happy throng that had been spending the day there,—the first that I had heard of this addition to the season's spiritual feast of Truth and Love. For a moment my sense of disappointment seemed great, for I could easily have been with them had I known, and I should have been so glad to have seen our Mother again; but immediately the thought came to me, I cannot be grieved or disappointed. Since God is All, and my life is hid with Christ in God, there can be nothing lost.

As this thought crept deeper into my consciousness, all sense of disappointment immediately vanished. Although I was not privileged to be there in person, and share our Mother's greeting, in reality I had lost nothing, but rather had I gained the sweet assurance that the Comforter is everpresent, strengthening me and enabling me to overcome all disappointments and inharmonious conditions of thought.

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