The whole world is unhappy. What is the reason? We are all walking different pathways of life. We are all in quest of happiness and yet we are all unhappy. The reason is that we are seeking happiness on the wrong track. What is the right road to happiness? Surely not the way of possessions and pleasures and power. Jesus said two thousand years ago some words which are not recorded in the Gospel but which we have in some of the eastern books of Islam. Jesus is reported to have said on one occasion. “Nothing in the morn have I and nothing do I have at night, yet there is none on earth happier than I.”
Jesus, the man of utter non-possessions, Jesus who owned nothing beyond the shirt that he wore, and even that, he said, did not belong to him. Often he passed it on to someone whose need was greater than his. Jesus makes this marvelous declaration: “There is none on earth happier than I.” What then is the way to happiness?