The quest for satisfaction is universal. Just how and where true satisfaction may be found, however, is among the problems yet to be solved by the majority of mankind. The Psalmist pointed to the solution centuries ago when, with unwavering confidence and in the fullness of joy, he declared (Ps. 17: 15), "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."

Contrary to the beliefs of false theology, satisfaction is not reserved for a future day or another plane of existence. The Hebrew bard clearly indicated that it is through spiritual sense, cultivated in righteousness—right thinking and living—that God's glorious nature is perceived and understood. Then, when one realizes man's likeness to God as His perfect spiritual reflection, he awakens refreshed and satisfied.

Mortals seeking satisfaction in matter, sensuality, and drunkenness never find it. They must ultimately learn that pleasure sought in material sensation is sin and brings its equivalent in pain and discord. On the other hand, the fruit of conquered sin is the joy of inspiration, the tenderness and power of love. The understanding of God as infinite Mind, Life, Truth, and Love and of man as His idea, His perfect image and likeness, brings this fruitage.

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August 16, 1952

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