Heir to Gladness

Mankind in pursuit of happiness strays into many a far country. On the other side of the fence or over a distant hill, joy beckons but ever seems to elude mortals. Spirit is the source of joy. Through the material senses one can no more capture joy, a spiritual quality, than he can pocket a sunbeam. Man, the idea of Spirit, is heir to gladness. His legacy of joy is inviolate.

In human experience one of mortal mind's most persistent and insidious arguments is that man is separated from joy, that his peace is liable to disruption, and that his happiness is fleeting and insecure. This claim should be recognized for what it is a lie dependent only upon mortal acquiescence to give it life. Whether posing as a trifling incident or as a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, unhappiness is fraudulent.

When God is properly understood as Love and good is recognized as the only reality of being, joy is inevitable. Indeed, love and joy are inseparable, the one a corollary of the other. There is no waiting hour for joy's appearing. It is the result of understanding that infinite Love forever joyously expresses itself. Man as Love's expression lives in the eternal consciousness of spiritual reality.

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