God has placed a desire for happiness in each one of our hearts. Whether or not we choose to follow Him, we are all yearning for happiness – but God alone satisfies this yearning of our hearts.
The Beatitudes in this Sunday’s Gospel challenge us to make decisive choices to put God first and choose His will for us to be happy.
Fr. Lawrence explains the ABC’s of happiness:
A – Always have a purpose in your life. What gets you out of bed each morning?
B – Be grateful, don’t compare yourself to others.
C – Community. Share the joys and burdens of your life with those who are willing to listen.