Every person in the world right from the king to the pauper, is looking for happiness.
However, the manner in which they look for it may be different. The rich and the powerful
usually seek happiness in their abundance. They look for it in material things like money,
power, fame and pleasure. The poor man perhaps looks for happiness in his little home and
in the limited things that he can afford. The quest for happiness is the quest of a life
time. Unfortunately, many people take the wrong direction or trod on the wrong path.
Consequently, they end up with momentary happiness. Experience has shown that material
things do not guarantee real happiness. In fact, they only enslave a person and gradually
rob him of even the little happiness he could have. True happiness comes from a life of
love and service. It is God's will that we take this path so that we can enjoy everlasting
happiness with him in heaven.
1. Created to be Happy
2. What Makes Us Unhappy
3. Ways to True Happiness
4. The Anatomy of Happiness
5. To be Holy is to be Happy
6. The Evangelizing Power of Happiness
7. Fruits of Happiness
Fr. Barnes Mawrie is a Salesian priest. He holds a doctorate in
Catechetics from the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome and a second doctorate in
Anthropology from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is presently the President
of Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong.