not painted one happy face. ot a smile, not aflicker of gladness ; nothing but fear, and selfish-ness, and pain, and jealousy, and hatred, shoneon the faces of those*whose hearts were set in afalse pursuit of happiness. I have just seen thepicture myself in living figure. It is no newdisclosure to any preacher. But I have just nowbeen pushing a hard way through much wreck and ruin which false endeavor for happiness haswrought, and I have had to hear the searchingpleas of those who have honestly begged for onemore chance at life, having discovered that thecommon route to pleasure is a blind-alley leading248 DUST AD DESTIYnowhere; and I have determined now to try tosay a word to folks of the eternal funda-mentals of happiness which Jesus Christ hasdeclared.In looking about among these finely expressedbeatitudes of my Lord's earliest teaching, greatand good and comprehensive and far-reachingthat they all are, I was made to think that Hewould certainly put somewhere, farther along inHis teachings, an even yet more mature beatitudethan any He would dare announce at the veryopening of His ministry. And I was not disap-pointed in my expectation, for I found it right atthe very end of His work, after His resurrec-tion, just about the last thing He waa to sayto His disciples, after He had submitted Himself for an examination to the suspicious Thomas,and actually shown him the demanded creden-tials which He bore. His torn palms and spear-rent side, and had seen Thomas convinced ; thenHe said this great word, which carries the con-fident message of happiness still triumphantabove all the world could bring, a word which Ishall call the extra beatitude, "Thomas, becausethou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessedare they who have not seen and yet have be-lieved."