Joyous Expectancy of Good

JOYOUS expectancy of good is one of the beautiful mental qualities we inherit from our loving Father-Mother God. This is more clearly realized as we come into the understanding of our real self through the study of Christian Science. As we learn each day to realize more of the divine beneficence, we naturally and spontaneously feel the joy that comes from seeing good, and good alone, as real. In the first chapter of Genesis we read, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good;" and John tells us that "without him [the Word] was not any thing made that was made;" so, even in the seeming presence of material discord, we have Scriptural authority for our joyous expectation of good.

In these days of seeming stress and strain, how comforting it is to know with certainty the truth of Mrs. Eddy's statement (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 306), "Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle,—is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal." As we turn away from the material sense of existence, with all the dark pictures it is trying to paint for us, and keep the spiritual vision and reality of good always before us, we can have only the joyous expectancy of good and its eternal unfoldment in our consciousness.

The One Great Attainment
March 11, 1933

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