Joy or Happiness
The Bible speaks of joy rather than happiness. Happiness is short lived and fleeting, while joy is much deeper and lasting. Happiness come and goes while joy is a more stable aspect of one’s inner being. Many people seek after happiness. Yet few find it. Joy seems to be bestowed upon those who live meaningful lives, more as a gift than that which is sought. It is the fruit of a virtuous life rather than that, which is sought, grasped or demanded. Joy withstands all that life throws at us, while happiness fades at the first inkling of difficulty. Let us seek after God vigorously and love, those we encounter with fervour then maybe we will be drawn closer to the source of all joy.