November 14, 2019

Tag - Happiness

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...

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...

The Secret to Happiness

Bartimaeus, a blind man, cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me. —- Master, I want to see.” (Mk 10:47-51) That passage of scripture has always been very sacred to me because my mother was blind. She lost her eyesight when she was...

Searching For True Wisdom

On this Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the readings lead us to a discussion of wisdom and light. We begin with the Gospel of Matthew (5:13-16) and the Sermon on the Mount, from which today’s gospel reading is taken. Immediately after proclaiming the...

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