Why you are not happy ?!

Are you healthy and you are not happy? Then who stands only near the doors of the doctors or lies in hospital how should he feel?…

You have a job, a house and car  and you are still not content?  Then the poor who have nothing what would they say?

You have a wife, children and friends and you don`t feel fulfilled and happy? Then the lonely, the widow or the one who lost his children how to find his peace and happiness?

My dears, some of our fellowmen live indeed some real dramas but many of us harm ourselves:

– either we are never content with what we have;

– or we are not content with what we are;

– or we don`t have the wisdom to accept the state we have.

For this reason the Gospel from today warns us that happiness and satisfaction in life depend on the way we look at our life, on our view of life:

 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. 

The greed to have more than we have and the vanity to be what we are not dig constantly the tomb of discontent and the exaggerated worries of this life are some stones hung to our neck which are meant to push us in the depth of unhappiness.

Hear what the Scripture says: So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Isn`t the soul more valuable than food and the body more than the clothes?

How to be happy if we are not content with what we have ? How to feel fulfilled if we refuse to be what we are? How to be content if we don`t understand to thank God for what we have and what we are entrusting Him our wishes and ourselves to His will?

Then how to be in peace if we permanently spend our time in the rush of exaggerated and useless worries while God has become almost inexistent in our lives? He Who warned us: apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15, 5) and: though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. (Psalm 61, 10) He Who prophesized : The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (Psalm 33, 10), and today He told us the whole secret of the happy, quiet and fulfilled life: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


Bishop of Slatina and Romanați

Source: http://episcopiaslatinei.ro

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