Happiness

All people seek happiness. Many may think they have found it, before they have awakened to what constitutes true happiness. The student of Christian Science has a legitimate claim to happiness, for he is learning to recognize his true identity as a child of God, reflecting those spiritual qualities that make for happiness, such as kindness, purity, intelligence, and so forth. Whether he meets with difficulties or expresses joyous well-being, the Christian Scientist turns from the mortal dream of existence as material to the truth of his spiritual unity with divine Principle, Love. His experience is replete with progressive attainment. His spiritual unfoldment is taking place, and he is rising and helping others to rise into the demonstration of that state of spiritual consciousness which he knows is real, and wherein is to be found the only true happiness.

In her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes (p. 17), "Happiness consists in being and in doing good; only what God gives, and what we give ourselves and others through His tenure,confers happiness: conscious worth satisfies the hungry heart, and nothing else can." The one hundred and twenty-eighth Psalm begins: "Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. ... Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee."

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