ALL MEN SEEK
All men seek happiness. There are
no exceptions. St. Thomas Aquinas states that all acts of men,
though different, strive towards this goal.
When he goes to war or refuses to
go to war, when he keeps himself healthy or hangs himself, his goal
is to be happy. Yet, all these years, no one has ever reached this
goal except those with Faith. Without Faith, we see kings, princes,
commoners, old, sick, learned, ignorant, full of complaints.
One thing is clear to mankind . . .
he is incapable of attaining happiness by his own efforts.
Man's craving for happiness shows
that, once upon a time, man had it; and that all that remains is its
container within us which gives us the craving to replenish it . . .
but, sadly, from those around him that are of no help. This craving
is an infinite abyss and can only be filled with Someone Infinite.
God alone is man's true good and
happiness; and, since man abandoned Him, God saw to it that nothing
in nature can give man happiness-- the sky, the elements, plants,
cabbages, apples, adultery, incest. Having abandoned his true
happiness, man is condemned to look for happiness in anything, even
in his own destruction.
Only God can make man happy because
He alone can be possessed by all without fear of losing Him against
His will. Only He can fill up the infinite void in this desire
natural to man. And, through Faith, man acquires the beginnings of