I was struck by that last line. It reminded me of the questioner who once asked C. S. Lewis, "Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness?"
In short, his answer was that it certainly wasn't Christianity. He indicated that the religion most likely to produce happiness, at least for a while, was "the religion of worshipping oneself." He explained: "As you perhaps know, I haven't always been a Christian. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that."
Christianity, when faithfully presented, has always declared that the most important things in life are not always about making yourself happy. This should not surprise anyone (though it does). After all, the central symbol of Christianity is a cross. But there is something fulfilling about bearing that cross. Jesus said that you find life there.
©C. David Hess