What is true happiness?
Father Jacques Philippe in his book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace tells us, "This is the way to happiness,... leave God free to act in His way, He is infinitely more capable of rendering us happy than we ourselves are, because He knows us and loves us more than we can ever know or love ourselves."
So often in today's world we base our happiness or unhappiness, on what we have or what we desire to have. Good Saint John of the Cross points out that it is only when we lay aside the things we strive for, trust God to provide our needs, and make a real effort to follow God's path that we will truly find the depth of happiness and peace that God promises: "All things were given to me from the moment when I no longer sought them." - Saint John of the Cross
May we strive this day and always to allow God to show us what true happiness is and to live simply desiring Him and His desires for us!
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