Argue for Happiness

This beautiful promise by Christ Jesus is found in the Gospel of John: "Your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." John 16:22; Sometimes, however, we allow ourselves to lose our spiritual joy. Disappointment or discouragement lays hold of our thinking; sickness, temptation, or grief makes us afraid or sad.

How, then, can we maintain our happiness and peace? Wise advice was given to the church at Philadelphia in the book of Revelation, where we read: "Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." Rev. 3:11; And many have found these words of Mrs. Eddy of inestimable value: "If you wish to be happy, argue with yourself on the side of happiness; take the side you wish to carry, and be careful not to talk on both sides, or to argue stronger for sorrow than for joy. You are the attorney for the case, and will win or lose according to your plea." Christian Healing, p. 10;

If we look at a situation scientifically, regardless of environment, people, or physical laws and conditions, we find that we are just as happy in any particular circumstance as we allow ourselves to be. If we assert and maintain that our happiness as children of God is a true state of consciousness, a spiritual joy that we inherit from our Father-Mother God, we entertain angel thoughts of peace.

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The Command to Love
March 14, 1970

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