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Should Christianity be Endured - or ENJOYED?
Good News Magazine
January 1955
Volume: Vol V, No. 1
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Should Christianity be Endured - or ENJOYED?

HAVE you thought of religion as a life of gloom - a sort of living, painful, penance merely to be endured - a lot of "don'ts," and giving up of every pleasure that makes life worth living - with all the rewards to be collected in the hereafter? Jesus said: "I am come that they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). Let us profit by the words of George Romanes, a British psychologist of the last century: "Some men are not conscious of the cause of their misery.... For the most part they conceal the fact as well as possible from themselves by occupying their minds with society, sport, frivolity of all kinds, or if intellectually disposed, with science, literature, business.... This, however, is but to fill a starving belly with husks.... He may cheat himself for a time - especially if he be a strong man - into the belief that he is nourishing himself by denying his natural appetite; but he soon finds he was made for some altogether different kind of food."

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Good News MagazineJanuary 1955Vol V, No. 1