The Taste of Joy

Is it wrong to use at least some of your leisure time for pure enjoyment? Or should you spend it all in self-improvement, study, reading, and good works? Perhaps you should spend every spare minute in metaphysical work for the world?

This would be fine—if you had reached the point where the things of Spirit were so tangible that you could go forward full time in spiritual experiences that lead on to the heights unknown to material sense.

Mrs. Eddy went further than anyone else since the time of Christ Jesus and his apostles in her ability to heal and in the height and depth of her spiritual consecration. She did spend many hours in unselfed and loving work for her growing church and for mankind—hours that many would have spent in amusement or sleep. Yet she took time to do other things as well. Just about every day she went for a drive in her carriage. She loved to sing, and often in the evening she would gather her household around the piano.

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Skiing in Heaven
July 3, 1971

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