IN one of the greatest sermons ever preached- and this one was delivered on a mountaintop not from a church pulpit – Jesus exploded the myth that true happiness is how we feel, what we have or what we do. It was all about relationships, he said.
He said the first step towards true happiness was knowing that this world was in a mess. And knowing that, we had to commit to helping each other even our enemies and realise that we were all dependant on each other.
True happiness started, Jesus said, when we realised there was much to grieve about and mourn in this world. Happiness was bred when we hunger for righteousness. In other words, we can only start to be truly happy when we are so dissatisfied with the ways of the world that we search for the truth that makes some sense of the craziness that surrounds us.