Friday, 19 October 2012
Joy is deeper than happiness. Without some well-spring of joy, any kind of happiness is not possible. We are creatures who seek meaning in our life, which can lead to joy that is deep and enduring.
Even aging, when life is understood as a pilgrimage, can bring joy. For each stage of life is more important than the one that preceded it.
Life is precious and very short. It is that understanding that gives life its depth and richness -- and urgency as well.
True success leads to joy, since it is our relationships that are most important. We can be successful in many ways in life, but oftentimes it can only happen if what is really important is put on the side bar. Our families and friends can be lost in this race to find success that our culture tells us is important. Yet does it lead to meaning and joy?
Joy is situated deep in our beings, rooted in the infinite, and it is only there that we can find our peace, love and deep and enduring joy.Where do you find joy? Do you find joy in the successes that you achieve or in the relationships that you make? Do you find joy in serving God?