Under the heading "Happiness" is found in Hemma a...


Under the heading "Happiness" is found in Hemma a notable article which—no doubt rightly—points out that true happiness is not dependent on matter, and that a plentiful supply of material things is not necessary for true happiness. Happiness is, in the last analysis, a state of consciousness, a conscious contentment and peace of mind. However, the article gives a mistaken interpretation of the standpoint of Christian Science in relation to sickness and the attitude of the Christian Scientist towards the sick; and I hope you will kindly allow me to rectify this misrepresentation.

The adherents of this teaching certainly do not say that humanity does not suffer from distress, and heavy distress too. On the other hand, they assert—and the truth of this assertion each one who honestly tries can prove for himself—that complete and final freedom from evil in all its forms lies in rectifying step by step the erroneous concepts found in human consciousness, until as a result of right thinking a realization of the truth of being is reached.

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