Make Us THAT Happy!

You must love the Lord your God ... you must love your neighbor as yourself

Matthew 22:37,38
Exodus 22:20-26; Psalms 18:2-4,47,51; I Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40

A recently married man received a letter and some photographs from an old friend. Among the photographs was a picture of a beautiful patio deck the friend had made with his own hands.

Impressed with his friend’s skills, the man began to feel inadequate since he knew he was “all thumbs” when it came to working with tools. Consequently, when he showed the picture to his wife, he asked, rather dejectedly, “But what do I make?” And without missing a beat, his wife answered, “You make me happy!”

With a very different take on happiness and marriage, a comedian quipped, “I didn’t know what happiness was until I got married — but then it was too late.” -1

In a cartoon from New Yorker magazine, a married couple are pictured, each seated in a comfortable chair, holding a drink. On the oval rug at their feet is the family dog, intently engaged in the business of chewing on a stick. Gazing at the pup, the…

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