“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is he who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” ~ Pope John Paul II, August 19, 2000 at World Youth Day in Rome
Questions for My Journal
- How does the world define happiness? How do my friends define happiness?
- How have I been disappointed by pursuing the happiness that the world has promised?
- Do I ask God to guide me in making decisions for today? What about decisions for my future?
- Write a message to God. Ask to help you find happiness in Him alone.