Sirach 3:2-6,12-14; Psalms 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Matthew 2:13-15,19-23
The late Dr. Will Durant had a highly respected, distinguished career as an author, journalist and educator. Among his written works was the monumental “The Story of Civilization,” which he co-authored with his wife, Ariel.
As he grew older, Dr. Durant began to reflect more and more on the question, “What is happiness?” He himself had searched for happiness in many directions. He sought it in work, in passing pleasure, in travel. He sought it in knowledge, in honors and in achievement. Then, at last, in his mature years, he found what he had been looking for. What is happiness? This, in part, is Will Durant’s written answer:
Many years I have sought happiness. Many years I have lost happiness. I sought it in knowledge and found disillusionment. I sought it in writing and found a weariness of the flesh. I sought it in travel, and my feet tired on the way. I sought it in wealth and I found discord and worriment. Then it…
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