Knowing that God loves us is happiness . . . They, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, will come to us, and they will make their home with us. They will keep us company. This is Christ’s own definition of happiness – the awareness of God being at home in our souls. Yes, there are two homes in which the Trinity dwells, one in heaven with the angels and saints and the other on earth in the hearts of those who are doing God’s will . . . What then, does it mean to be truly happy? It means to experience the presence of God, whether by faith and imperfectly in this life, or by vision and without end in the life to come.
– Father John Hardon
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