I have been reading a lot lately about behavior...especially and particularly as it applies to me; Marty the Christ-follower. It got me to thinking deeply about the things in life that I look to and sacrifice for in the pursuit of personal Peace and Happiness. Then I ran into this quote from C. S. Lewis in his book, "Mere Christianity."
Quote: “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
Mere Christianity (1952)
What do you think about this quote? We all spend time and energy in one way or another to find Happiness and Peace in our lives...that's for certain. We work, study, pray, seek, train, exercise, ask, bargain, search...but often, (and I'm finding this to be truth more and more as I go through life) any kind of Peace and Happiness that the world has to offer can be very hard to find; and even harder to hold on to.
C. S. Lewis offers this...that there is really no such thing as peace and Happiness...apart from God Himself. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this! What are some of the ways that you, or others, seek peace and happiness? Can they really be found apart from God Himself? And what is it about God...that makes these possible only through a relationship with Him? Blessings my young friends! What say you?