Is Happiness the Goal in Life?
A celebrated intellectual said that happiness is not the goal in life. For if it is, then someone who has only known abject poverty will never experience happiness.
Jordan Peterson proffers finding meaning in life as the goal. And he said that this meaning can only come from taking on responsibility.
It is when parents sacrifice for the sake of the family. It is when we choose the harder path because it is what is right. It is when we carry our burdens daily.
Doesn't that sound familiar?
Isn't that what Jesus has been telling us all along ... to carry our cross daily? And it is in carrying that cross that we find meaning.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
It does sound like a radical and thought-provoking idea. But an idea so great that the happiness the apostles felt made their martyrdom all worth it.
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