Gratitude

The truth as revealed through Christian Science enables the student, step by step, to separate between material sense and spiritual sense; and for this workable, demonstrable Science we are exceedingly grateful. Dwelling in a false sense of what constitutes real happiness, we are apt to consider as desirable and good that which has the very opposite effect in our lives, and which eventually leads to sin and discord. Through an ever increasing understanding of Truth we are able to detect and forestall the suggestions that tend to mislead, thereby escaping the necessity of learning our lessons through bitter experience.

We learn by degrees that the material world has nothing to give us; and, in reality, since all good comes from God, and God alone, there is nothing that it can take away. There is no joy in clinging to earth. Real joy comes with wings spread for heaven. Like the prodigal son, we have only to arise and go to the Father to find manifold spiritual blessings awaiting us. The way is straight and narrow at first; but, as spiritual growth increases, a world full of marvelous beauty and infinite possibilities for good begins to dawn upon our vision.

July 15, 1922
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