The Kingdom of Heaven

As children, many of us wove about us the fleeting fancies of a magic kingdom, whose king was mighty, and in whose mystical realm we roamed as a privileged prince or princess. Life was a succession of splendid battles fought and won, and our reward, the certain commendation of a beloved ruler.

That was child's dream-play; but equally futile and even less satisfying are the illusions we sometimes weave into what we call our maturer years. The quest for dominion and happiness never ends while we continue to look into the mazes of human belief for that which is spiritual and can only be spiritually discerned. Though we may not realize it, it is always a kingdom we seek, but that kingdom is the kingdom of heaven! And what peace descends on the struggling heart as the "still small voice" of Truth whispers, in the words of the Master, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you"!

April 2, 1927

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