True Joy

In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is emphasized that true joy is accomplished only when we can share the joy with others.  This is the joy that God accepts.

What do you think this path is to be? It is solely mutual help among all people in all matters. 13-37

If all the world comes to help one another, God will accept all your minds. 13-38

In our lives, we can find examples of true joy and examples where there was no joy. For example, I remember when my son was playing basketball. For a parent, it is great when a child stands out, even at the expense of other children. I could see the support from the other parents, but I could also see their disappointment. This of course is not true joy.  On the other hand, there was one coach who adamantly accepted only teamwork from all the players. This resulted in the cohesion of the team, and also the full exuberant support of the parents.

Even in professional sports, the accumulation of super stars does not guarantee a championship. There must be cooperation and help among all the teammates. When one player demands all of the attention, the team usually does not perform. It is the coach that can bring all the players together that usually wins.

In this world, most of us want happiness. But many of us do not know what happiness is.  Is it eating at a good restaurant? Is it having a large house? Is it having a good job? Is it having money? There are some that have these, but are not happy. There are many life stories of celebrities and their children not finding happiness, and seeking it in drugs and alcohol. Like the cooperation and teamwork involved in creating a cohesive team, true joy in life comes to fruition only when we help others.

In summary, we are blessed to borrow our bodies from God. With our bodies, we are able to pursue our goals. Yet in pursuit of our goals, we must share and help others attain their goals. This results in true joy that God wants.

Heaven’s Truth Church/Tenrikyo Church

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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