The sermon today was interesting. It was on King Solomon. It seems that Solomon was pursuing pleasure for most of his life, and it also appears he was a very unfulfilled man. At the end of his life Solomon concluded: “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter; Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” (Eccleiastes 12:13.
I was reading Sundays at Tiffany’s today, the novel by James Patterson. I ran across two sentences that tied in with the whole message I heard this morning. “Maybe my goals were too long-term. Maybe I should figure out a way to be happy, not for a lifetime, but for an hour or two”. A worthy goal, I think. That makes the pursuit of happiness not so all-consuming.