Today's Journal

ON HAPPINESS

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) wrote in his classic little book ‘Mere Christianity,’ “What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” Jesus