In its ceaseless search for happiness, humankind has "sought out many inventions." By devious routes, and oftentimes in remarkable ways, men struggle for the things that seem to them desirable. Some believe the wielding of great power will bring satisfaction; others expect to find happiness through the accumulation of material wealth and possessions. But whatever the human path followed, when merely material goals have been achieved, most honest individuals will admit that these are devoid of real gratification.

Christian Science bestows upon those who earnestly study and follow its teachings a sense of spiritual satisfaction. This state of thought is not passive contentment, but rather an expression of active, positive joy. It was this true state of happiness which Jesus attained, and to which he referred when he said, "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full."

Positive Assurance of Good
March 14, 1942

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