[Written for the Sentinel]

True Happiness

To leave ambition and false pride behind,The thirst for wealth, the eagerness for fame,To kindle in our hearts the welcome flameOf self-forgetfulness, to know that MindIs both end and beginning,—this we findIs the real road to happiness, the sameWay Jesus trod. Let us seek in his nameA better goal, with loving thoughts and kindLive as the Christ, and strive for others' good;To give, not get,—the sign of brotherhoodWhich marks the sons of God. Lo! the deep peaceOf sacrifice of self is ours. Now ceaseVain longings for the world, and we gain thenTrue happiness, the selfless love for men.

July 30, 1921

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