Tuesday, July 8, 2008

HAPPINESS IS WHERE YOU ARE!

Happiness is where you are
and what you want to be.
If you look you’re sure to find
the rainbow of your dreams.
Tomorrow’s fuller than a thousand yesterdays,
With a vision of a new day in your life!

(Weston Priory Monks)

What is the good life, and the ultimate end or purpose of life? Is it not happiness, which is none other than the complete good, the sum of all goods, leaving nothing more to be desired? Do you seek the highest good, the total good, which is above all else?

How can one possibly find happiness in poverty, hunger, mourning, and persecution? Poverty of spirit finds ample room and joy in possessing God as the greatest treasure possible. Hunger of the spirit seeks nourishment and strength in God's word and Spirit. Sorrow and mourning over wasted life and sin leads to joyful freedom from the burden of guilt and spiritual oppression. God reveals to the humble of heart the true source of abundant life and happiness, and that the joys of heaven will more than compensate for the troubles and hardships they can expect in this world.

Thomas Aquinas said: No one can live without joy. That is why a person deprived of spiritual joy goes after carnal pleasures. Do you know the happiness of hungering and thirsting for God alone?

"There is no amount of
money that can buy you happiness"

7 comments:

joeco77@yahoo.com said...

Life is really what you make it, full of sacrifices, full of hopes, full of dreams, and most of all, full of mysteries!

Bay Martin said...
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Bay Martin said...

Life is in itself a miracle, mysterious, beyond comprehension. It will always be full of blessings, trials, and tribulations.

monching said...

If you want to be happy all your life, go to God in prayers daily, follow His ways!

Bay Martin said...

Commune with Him regularly, and you will find peace and contentment.

Monching said...

Are you still an active member of your prayer group? How I wish I na maka-attend ako ng mass every Friday sa Aramco. Di ba may choir ka 'don?

Bay Martin said...

Very much active. We meet every Thursday evening. If you want a sponsor to help you through the Aramco gate, just let me know. I know many sponsors, and they'll be happy to accommodate you.