Happiness Belongs to Everyone

Everyone desires happiness, but not everyone knows what it is and where it is to be found. Christian Scientists are rejoicing daily, yea, hourly, that their Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has taught them through her writings what happiness is, and how it is to be obtained. She has written (Science and Health, p. 57), "Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love." An understanding of this fact inevitably leads one in the path of righteousness, for only in true living are happiness and satisfaction attained and retained.

Since happiness is spiritual, or divinely mental, it does not belong to, nor can it be found in, matter. It is entirely spiritual, derived from God, Love. Man, being the image and likeness of God, expresses Love's attributes. Therefore it is divinely natural for him to be loving and happy. Happiness is a part of his nature. It is no more possible for the real man to be unhappy than it is for the sunshine to be darkness. God's man is happy now, always has been, and forever will be. He is constantly and consciously expressing happiness. In the realm of the real, where he lives, moves, and has his being, there is no death, sorrow, pain, disease, lack, disaster, hatred, infidelity, ingratitude, unkindness, failure, or the like, to take away his happiness or to prevent him from expressing it.

Feeding the Sheep
July 17, 1937

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