In the book of III John verse 2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health as your soul prospers.” Bonaventure nailed it when he said, “No one can be happy unless he rises above himself, not by an ascent of the body, but of the heart. “
So, where does your happiness come from? Think about your answer, then take a good look at that answer. Does it really explain your source of happiness? Prospering spiritually doesn’t mean that you live in such a religious fog that it tends to separate one from the reality of what’s really going on around us.
Personally, my spiritual life brings much happiness to me. I believe it is important for me to be aware of my environment so as to not be sensitive to the needs of others around me.
Find happiness, and in your search, ask God for direction in your life. Be aware of others around you and make a determination to help where you can, love as many as possible, live a peaceful life and search for happiness.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD can be reached at 812-614-2160 or www.doclayne.com