Answering the Question “How Can I Be Happy?”

To be sure, we spend a lot of time on ourselves, but it is usually on imporiving ourselves in various ways rather than on evaluating our loves in a serious and big picture kind of way.  We often assume that the question, “How can I be happy?” can be successfully answered without reference to the love of God and our neighbors.  And the irony is that if our biggest question is our own happiness, we can never know the God in whom we find our ultimate joy and rest.

– Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 45