The aim of every Christian is to love God with all their heart, mind, body and soul and the neighbor also. This has been the goal of every human being since the beginning. Happiness is the object we all strive for the question is, how do we achieve this state continuously?
The objective of this work is to disseminate the information from the Fr Norris ‘work’, which are his notes on spiritual and doctrinal theories based on the Spiritual Exercise as defined by St Ignatius. To be truly happy continuously a person needs “to conquer oneself and regulate one’s life without determining oneself through any tendency that is disordered.”
All the virtues lead to a happy life with the good of man being the highest state of pleasure and thus being continual and not a fleeting emotion. Whatever the part of the world, the leading spiritual masters have found that agape is goal of everyone. Aristotle in 347BC, taught that happiness is being in a state that is achieved by virtue, since humans receive the highest form of fulfillment from good works. The state of happiness cannot be achieved by the purchase of objects or is it a possession, it is not a feeling, because this is temporary and happiness is fulfillment, a continuous state where even in moments of trail our heart is in a state of love and peace. A spiritual journey is something that is often unseen and the smallest ripples in the pond can create a spiritual change in your life and those of your family.
The grace that Jesus Christ gives us in return for loving him is unquestionable great, often unseen yet powerful and our lives are to learn to hear His voice the Holy Spirit and live like he teaches, “to love one another as I have loved you.”