True happiness

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. . . ~Proverb 4:23 (NIV)

“Wait a little, my soul, wait for the divine promise, and you will have more than enough of all good things in heaven. If your appetite for present things is excessive you may lose eternal and heavenly ones. Use the things of the world, but long for the things of eternity. You cannot be fully satisfied by material possessions, for you are simply not made to enjoy them. Even if you owned every good thing in the world you would not be happy and blessed, for your blessedness and joy is in God, who created all those things. Your happiness is not in what is seen and admired by others but in what the good and faithful followers of Christ seek. Your happiness is in what the spiritual and pure heart, those whose citizenship is in heaven, sometimes experience in this life, though it is meant for the next.” ~From The Imitation of Christ by Tomas a Kempis

Almighty God, in whom I find life, health, and strength, and through whose mercy I am clothed and fed, grant unto me a thankful and faithful heart. In the name and Spirit of Christ. Amen.

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