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The joy that no one can take from us

From the April 1990 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The joy of being a Christian Scientist rests on the joy that is born through the worship of God. The Christian works of victory over sin, disease, and death are surely great cause for rejoicing.

There may be times, however, when we do not feel prepared for another campaign against evil, or we feel uncertain as to the outcome. Perhaps we feel concerned and afraid, and this leaves little room for the joy that especially characterizes the followers of Christ.

Christ Jesus assured his disciples, "Your joy no man taketh from you." John 16:22. What a promise to those who follow the Christ, that we have joy and it cannot be taken away. Yet, when Jesus said this, he was talking about sorrow, and about the world's resistance to the Christ.

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