We have a "Natural" longing and desire for TRUE JOY. JOY is the "complete good", "the sum of all good" and "leaves nothing more to be desired". The BEATITUDES (Matthew 5:1-12), teach us GOD'S Vision for our lives; THE ABUNDANT LIFE! They are a complete contradiction to the "world's" understanding of happiness and JOY. That is why, when we lack Spiritual JOY, we try to find it in carnal "pleasures". Do we really want GOD to increase our hunger for HIM? Do we really want to desire HIM above all else? Do we know we can JOYFULLY pursue GOD'S will for us by living the BEATITUDES? HIS WILL for us, is to have ABUNDANT LIFE!
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