March 3, 2020
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Tag: Happiness

God’s Brand of Happiness

The old name given to the third Sunday of Advent is “Gaudete.” It is imperative mode, second person plural of the Latin verb “gaudeo, gaudes, gavisus sum, gaudere.” It is an order similar to the orders that we give each other out of love or...

The Secret of True Happiness

Once upon a time a young woman gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby boy, just one month after her husband had died in a tragic accident. The neighbors were all very concerned for the mother and child, and held a baby shower, bringing a...

Satan Has Little Influence Over Those Who Remain Humble

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, commonly known to everyone as Mother Teresa, was not only a very holy woman; as founder of the Missionaries of Charity, she was also quite capable as an organizer and administrator.  On one occasion she arranged for some of...

Searching for True Happiness

One of the seven deadly sins is envy, or jealousy, and it can be a very unattractive attitude because it often involves an element of hypocrisy. There was an instance in which the actors in a play were extremely jealous of each other’s success, with...

Searching for Patience

An eight-year-old boy named Jimmy came home one evening with two black eyes, and confessed to his dad that he had gotten into an argument with Bobby, the boy across thestreet. His father said, “Haven’t your mother and I told you again and again that...

Beatitudes: The Secret to Happiness

Once there was a very wealthy, self-important man who wanted his only son, a boy of nine, to realize just how fortunate he was, and how he should be grateful that he and his upper-class parents weren’t like everyone else. Instead of giving him this...

Jesus: The Source of True Happiness

Let us face it: all human beings spend their lives seeking ways to find happiness. Alas, a great number of people look for happiness in the wrong places, the wrong way; some even without having a clear idea of what lasting happiness consists of...

Dueling Clowns

French Jean Paul Sartre once defined Hell as other people. I might go him one better and define it as other people just like one’s self. The road to Hell is paved, not with good intentions, but with selfish preferences. People that choose this...