Perhaps the hardest question.


Are you happy here?

Happiness doesn't mean we're laughing day and night. Nor does it come from having a lot of things, or doing just what we want.

Happiness comes from something deeper. Jesus said it comes from a life with a spiritual purpose:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Where are you looking for happiness? In pursuing qualities like these?

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