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We desire + seek happiness
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Aristotle- All people desire happiness
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God created us with the freedom to seek happiness (free will)
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4 Levels of Happiness
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Level 1: Material possessions
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Level 2: Achievement
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Level 3: Service
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Level 4: Relationship with God
Where is Happiness found?
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St. Thomas Aquinas (13th century) asked where happiness is found
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Within every human need is a desire that drives us to meet that need and we are satisfied when
we attain it
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Sometimes we search for satisfaction in the wrong thing
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The need or desire in and of itself is not evil however we may go about the wrong way
of achieving it
Our natural desire for God
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St. Thomas Aquinas stated that every desire within us is truly a desire for God
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The desire for God is written on the human heart- created by and for God
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“You have made us for yourself oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until it rests in you” – St.
Augustine
God’s Supernatural Desire for us
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God desires a relationship with YOU!
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God’s desire for us is supernatural: it is within his nature
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A desire for happiness  desire for God
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