"Happiness" Tagged Sermons

All Saints Day

All Saints Day How can we be happy (joyful, blessed) in the presence of death, persecution, suffering and oppression? The happiness Jesus is talking about is not the happy-go-lucky kind. It is more like the defiance to succumb to death and desperation. We do not deny the tragedies, failures, and losses in our life, but we do not give ourselves over to them to determine our thoughts, feelings, and actions. We defy the forces of death and desperation by declaring…