College exams and drinking don't mix

Real release

One of the saddest aspects of the drinking syndrome is the belief that enjoyment can be found in dimming one's spiritual faculties. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, he will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven. Carnal beliefs defraud us." Science and Health, p. 263;

What do carnal beliefs defraud us of? In part, of the spiritual joy that is rightfully ours. It's often not till we suffer sufficiently from indulging in false pleasure that we're ready to discover the truth of the Psalmist's statement, "In thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Ps. 16:11;

Two experiences I had during college exam time underscored for me the difference between kicks and joy.

No condemnation
June 26, 1978

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