The worship due to the great Creator requires time for the contemplation of His attributes, as revealed in His glorious works. It requires time, also, to recollect all the manifestations of His wisdom and goodness in the dispensations of His Providence, and to give vocal expression to feelings of gratitude for the benefits received, and…


“All men are created equal…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” US Declaration of Independence The founding fathers of the USA realized that happiness is hard work. Hence, they spoke of  “the pursuit of happiness,” suggesting activity not passivity, something to be worked for rather than waited…


“This joy is of a singular character. It is singular for this reason, that it often ripens under the most remarkable circumstances. . . the highest joy of Christians has often been experienced in their times of greatest distress. Tried believers have been happy when smarting under pain, or wasting away with disease. Sick beds have been…


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The happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality, and . . . these cannot be generally diffused through a community but by the institution of the public worship of God and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality. Massachusetts Constitution of 1780…


“When [Adams] and others wrote in the Declaration of Independence about ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’ what they meant by ‘happiness’ wasn’t longer vacations or more material goods. They were talking about the enlargement of the human experience through the life of the mind and the life of the spirit.” David McCullough* When the…