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Endless Peace and Joy

A few years ago a girl I had been dating for a year and a half broke up with me. It was no easy task to see that my joy didn't come from being with her. But I learned a lesson I'll never forget: real happiness comes from recognizing our established relationship with our Father-Mother God.

One evening, I remember, after hours of struggling with frustration and rejection, I sang a hymn right out loud into the night air. The words were especially meaningful to me:

Only God can bring us gladness,
Only God can give us peace;
Joys are vain that end in sadness,
Joy divine shall never cease. Christian Science Hymnal, No. 263;

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July 4, 1977

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