Dear Folks -
Here is a summary of the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week.
I have given myself the task of attempting to describe what it means "to be happy" by looking at the Beatitudes given by Jesus. The second Beatitude states, "Happy are those who mourn." How could that be?
If we follow the conventional wisdom of our culture, we'll likely never understand this teaching. Our culture is ruled by comparing, competing, anger and fear. In doing the work required to live without these reactions to our experience of life, we begin to experience the losses that are part of being truly human and