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"For God so loved
the world, that he
gave his only son
believes in him
should not perish
but have eternal
- John 3:16
I'm not much for spending hours watching television. To me, there isn't much, if anything, worth watching on these days. However, I love to watch the old shows of the '50s and '60s, you know the old black and white ones, "I Love Lucy," "Dick van Dyke," "Father Knows Best," "Donna Reed" "Andy Griffith" and "Dennis the Menace" to name a few.
I'm not sure why I love watching those shows so much. Maybe it's the values or the good clean funny content which keeps me laughing or the wholesome content. I've probably seen every episode of those shows listed at least 3 times!
This week I was watching "Father Knows Best." The episode was about a "Formula for Happiness" which got me to thinking. What does television say, especially in the '50's-'60's say is the formula for happiness? So I watched the episode. At the end of the show, Jim finds an envelope with the "Formula for Happiness." As it turns out, Kathy wrote a paper for a class describing what she thought as the key to happiness. Basically, she wrote her version of "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you."
While I agree with that as it is always best to treat others how you would want to be treated. If everyone would do that, the world would be a better place to live and people would be much happier.
However, if you really want to be happy and content in this life, following Jesus and becoming a Christian is the true "Formula for Happiness." While becoming a Christian will not necessarily give you a perfect life, nor will it guarantee prosperity, wealth, or riches, it will give you a peace that passes understanding, a happiness and contentment which is difficult to describe in a blog post.
To learn more about becoming a Christian and following Jesus, please visit Peace with God!