June 25, 2017: Happiness is a Way of Being

Rev. Jeff Gannon on Happiness as a Way of Being

The more we focus on our own happiness, the more it can frustrate us.  But when we back off from pursuing happiness and focus on someone or something else, happiness tends to result. Jesus teaches this principle in Luke 9:23-24. In Scripture, happiness isn’t primarily a feeling or a temporary state of cheerfulness. Happiness is a condition, a state of living, a way of being in the world that honors God and blesses people. It consists of finding wholeness, peace, and contentment, as we find our place in this world. Happiness is living the Zoë life. (John 10:10)

Happiness is a way of being by Rev. Jeff Gannon

 

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