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The Joy of Living

Duty and Reason of times seem hard to learn, but soften them gently with Love, and a Light will appear which shall reveal to us the true harmony of living.

For wherever Truth and Reason, and Love and Duty blend, there shall we see the great Principle of Life as a star ever shining before us, which shall never grow dim if we but step faithfully on, joyous, strong, and fearless; doing not great works, maybe, but doing the small things greatly.

Be noble! and the nobleness which lies
In other men, sleeping, but never dead,
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
—James Russell Lowell

Let us do our duty and work much, but if we would make our life rich and full, we must love much, bear cheerfully, and work joyously.

"Love is the fulfilling of law." And when we have learnt this lesson, which can only be learnt by living, by experience in loving, we shall be able to feel with the great Master of Life, our true Teacher, whose sweet words still echo throughout the ages, "I and my father are one."

Then will our joy be full, and the way will be made clear through life to lead and help those who, too, are seeking for more light.

No star is ever lost we once have seen.t
—Adelaide Anne Procter

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