Sunday, June 20

Being Happy...

And to try to be happy being admired by men, or loved by women, or warm with liquor, or full of lust, or getting possessions and treasures: that turns you away soon, from the love of God; then men, women, and drink and lust and greed take precedence over God; and they darken His light...And then we are unhappy and afraid and angry and fierce, and impatient, and cannot talk to God, and cannot sit and be still. That is the bitter yoke of sin...  (Thomas Merton)

I only wish 'being happy' was more simple and straight forward.