How Jesus Said You Can Be Happy

Yesterday, the pope told us ten things to do to that are the “secret to happiness.”

One of the conspicuously absent tips was obeying the commands of Jesus Christ.

John 13 has Jesus telling His disciples to serve each other and He says,

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Most people assume that listening to God eliminates happiness. That somehow God’s interference will make us sad, pathetic, miserable, and loser-ishy.

Most people are very clear about what they think will make them happy. It usually involves the lust of the flesh and rarely anything to do with obedience to Christ.

Lives are spent pursuing these human notions of happiness, only to end in disaster time and time again.

After all, we are a nation who thinks God created us with the RIGHT to pursue happiness.

Aint that what it’s all about?

In our nation’s pursuit of happiness, how much of it comes from doing what Jesus said?

Leaving the nation, how often does the Church seriously talk about obeying Christ? Do church-goers get the idea that a chief source of happiness and joy is obeying Christ?

Furthermore, how is the head of a “Christian religion” and the infallible mouthpiece of God not mentioning this?

Odd. Very odd.

Could it be that God knows what He’s talking about and most people don’t get it?

I’d place my money there, except Jesus is probably against betting.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous.