Faith & Spirituality

The Joy vs. Happiness Debate

Today I need to pick on a favorite pet peeve of mine. It’s when Christians say that joy and happiness are two completely different things: happiness is a fleshly emotion, and joy is a Christian virtue. Some even go so far as to say they have nothing to do with each other. This is rubbish, and I can prove it. For one thing, who are the Christians you know whom you would describe as having “the joy of the Lord”? Are they the grouchy-looking ones? The gloomy ones? No,  ...

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