A Sermon, A Quote, and My Daughter

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.  

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