As I was praying this morning, happiness came to thought. For me so often, that exhilarating feeling follows purchase of a new car or dress, planning for an upcoming event or vacation or something else that can seem temporary. Then I began to think about joy, which comes from within and has nothing to do with the human scene but comes when gratitude and humility fill my heart. Daily I pray with Psalms 51:10 which reads “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Peace and harmony come from within, not without and is also the natural state of being. This, I think, is our rightful inheritance.