"Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love." To many of us this statement by Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 57) seems at first abstract; for as long as we think of ourselves as mortals, separated from God, we are prone to search for our happiness in material conditions or possessions. How often someone says, "I'd be so happy if I could live in a warmer climate," or, "It would make me so happy if I just had a new house," or, "Now, all I need for happiness is to find a different position," and so on.

But after futile attempts to find happiness in matter we may begin to look to a higher source for it. Here is where the study of Christian Science comes to the rescue. It gives us the understanding of our true identity as God's spiritual, immortal idea, and we learn that happiness is nothing we have to seek or find, since it already belongs to real being. By knowing this truth we can bring happiness into our human experience.

March 7, 1953

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