Is it Wrong to be Happy — Integrated Catholic Life™

The Beatitudes appear in the gospels of Matthew and Luke as part of the Sermon on the Mount. But what actually is the nature of true happiness?  Must we be miserable in this world to be happy in the next?  Faith and hope bring the lasting joy that is the essence of true blessedness. 

Beatitude, according to Webster, means perfect blessedness or happiness. But when you read the beatitudes[1], you seemingly find anything but… It is the poor, the hungry, the weeping and the…

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