Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Success makes me happy?

What is success?
What is happiness?

11 comments:

matthew said...

maybe happiness is the goal of success. are you really successful if you have seem to achieve your goals but lack happiness? or is happiness an over arching thing that is used to bind success? maybe we're happiest when we are the most selfish.

Farmer said...

Christ was successful (in terms of succeeding in his "mission" or fulfilling prophecies of a coming heavenly King to fulfill a covenant with God's people).

I wouldn't say he was happy, at least not in his final hours.

Lee Y said...

I love the vague... "I'll post a statement with a question mark."

My response:
“Turtles can swim in water?”

:::: Travis Keller :::: said...

lee y.
if the turtle can swin is he successful. is he happy?

:::: Travis Keller :::: said...

farmer.
was jesus clinically depressed or something? we all have hours of not being happy but what about his standard, everyday personhood?

joe said...

loving and being loved...deeply.

Daniel Coutz said...

You never answer a question you just ask them. Even when you comment on someone's post its just another question.

j clark. said...

did jesus answer questions? or ask more questions?

:::: Travis Keller :::: said...

j.clark,
how very wise of you. so... since i need to ask another question... why did jesus continue to ask questions?

Troy Current said...

My question is....when does questioning become too much? Yes, we can ask questions all the time but there has to be answer to these some of these questions or these questions will just be empty question. I agree Jesus asked questions but he taught with them and used the answers to those question to enhance his teachings.

:::: Travis Keller :::: said...

troy.
oh. the irony.

Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."