What color is spiritual reality?

True joy and beauty come from a far different source—and have a totally different nature—than we may have supposed.

ONE morning as a group of Christian Scientists were talking together, someone posed a question: What color is spiritual reality? There was silence for quite a long time. Facial expressions were communicating surprise, deep thoughtfulness, even some mild annoyance; but nobody was saying a word. At length someone spoke up, and in a tone of resignation declared, "Well, I guess it would have to be beige. After all, beige is peaceful, neutral, harmless ... dull." And at that, everyone laughed.

That conversation revealed something very important: if we see spiritual reality as vague and boring, it's likely that we'll progress slowly in our demonstration of it.

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