If we are to take the metaphysical meaning of Christmas seriously, we would do well to eschew all things material in the celebration of it. What if we completely spiritualized all of Christmas? There would no need for gift exchange; no need for holiday dinners; no need for the hustle and bustle that creates so much stress and distress in our lives. When we come to realize how to glorify God in the highest, it will naturally follow that there will be peace on earth and good will toward men.
Sometimes is just seems like life is stacked against us, right? Bad things happen to innocent bystanders, good people suffer personal tragedy, children get sick and die. Humankind has long pondered why these things happen. Issue of human suffering is especially difficult if we profess to believe in a benevolent God. In this weeks lesson, taken from Pam Grouts book, Living Big, she reminds us that happiness is a choice. From personal anecdotes to scientific studies, this Sunday we will get a refresher course on how to choose happiness no matter what shows up in our lives!