A Dictionary defines "rejoice" as, "To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted;" and surely such a state is desirable and commendable. We should feel a keen sense of happiness when beginning the study of Christian Science, since it has made it possible for all to be joyously happy; its simple rules, obediently obeyed, always increase one's knowledge and utilization of spiritual good.

The Bible abounds with admonitions to give expression to joy, there being numerous such encouraging references in its sacred pages. The Psalms are full of this sage advice, which has uplifted humanity for generations, and will continue so to do in an increasing measure as more of good is unfolded to human consciousness. The Master, Christ Jesus, rejoiced in the spirit and said plainly that no one could take our joy from us. He prayed earnestly that all might be in complete accord with God, whose being "is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss," as our sagacious Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, so succinctly states on page 481 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Paul continually advises daily rejoicing. All leaders and teachers down the ages have known and stated the beneficial results of reviewing the goodness of God; while each one can recall numerous instances of benefits received through giving voice to gladness.

Study, Practice, Growth
August 22, 1925

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