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You Can Be Happy

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January 17, 2021
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Father Cedric Pisegna is a Catholic priest. His program will inspire and encourage you to Live with Passion.

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  • - I can do all things throughChrist who strengthens me.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • Welcome to Live With Passion
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  • I'm Father Cedric Pisegna,the host of Live With Passion.
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  • So glad that youtuned into the program
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  • and I'm praying thatGod will speak to you
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  • as I proclaim theword of God to you.
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  • This comes from
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  • Paul's letter to thePhilippians chapter four.
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  • It's very famous verse, he said,
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  • I have learned in whateverstate I am to be content.
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  • I know how to be abased,and I know how to abound.
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  • In any and all circumstances,
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  • I have learned thesecret of facing plenty,
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  • hunger, abundance, and want.
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  • I can do all things inChrist who strengthens me.
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  • I wanted to share with you about
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  • a life changing experience Ihad when I was 19 years old.
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  • Here I am a freshman in college
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  • and had everything going for me.
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  • I was young, healthy,pretty good looking,
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  • being educated, hadgirlfriends, partying life.
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  • But the interesting thing isI was waking up in the morning
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  • and I heard a voice that wastelling me that I wasn't happy.
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  • And I was thinking, you knowwhat in the world is this?
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  • I'm doing everythingI can to be happy
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  • and my conscience is tellingme that I'm not happy.
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  • And by the way,
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  • that was the first time Iever heard God speaking to me
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  • through my conscience.
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  • Now, in retrospect,I realized that,
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  • so I started to do what Ineeded to do to be happy.
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  • And I found out, and to me,this is the secret of happiness,
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  • I found out that I wasn't happybecause I was all about me.
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  • And I was invested in myself,
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  • and I was selfish atthat time of my life
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  • and yeah, I was healthyand I was being educated
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  • and I was partying and Ihad girlfriends, but really
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  • I was doing what the culturetold me to do to be happy
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  • but I wasn't having any kindof a relationship with God.
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  • And I wasn't doinganything to help people.
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  • I want you to get this,
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  • because that thread thatI just talked to you about
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  • really is thesecret of happiness.
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  • One time somebodycame up to Jesus,
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  • I think he was alawyer and he said,
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  • master, what's thegreatest commandment?
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  • And Jesus said, here it is,
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  • hear O Israel, he said, listen
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  • the greatest commandment is this
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  • that you love the Lord your God
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  • with all your heart,soul, mind, and strength
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  • and you love yourneighbor as yourself.
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  • You know what He was doing?
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  • He was giving us thekey to happiness.
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  • He didn't say it there, but
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  • in my life experience thisis the key to happiness
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  • that you fall in love with God
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  • and that you reach out to people
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  • and make a differencewith your life.
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  • And you will see happinesswill bubble up within you.
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  • Joy will bubble up within you,
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  • because I'm tellingyou that's the key.
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  • If you're selfish,
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  • if you're just trying toget money for yourself,
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  • if you're just tryingto do everything
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  • that the culture tellsyou to do to be happy,
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  • it won't happen,
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  • enough will never be enough.
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  • No matter how much you get
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  • it still won't makemake you happy.
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  • But spend time with God.
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  • Let His Holy spirit takecontrol of your life.
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  • Start loving people andreaching out to people.
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  • And wow, the joy will bubble up.
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  • There are times afterI preach on the road
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  • or preach on televisionor write a book,
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  • I start laughing
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  • because there is this joy,
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  • this happiness thatI never knew before
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  • and it's not a hard thing to do,
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  • you just simply giveyour life to God
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  • and reach out to people
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  • and I love what Jesus said,
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  • it will overflow andfall into your lap,
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  • the abundance, thecraze, the goodness.
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  • But I do want to shareone thing with you
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  • and I want to makesure you get this.
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  • We will never becompletely happy on earth.
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  • I hope you got that.
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  • 'Cause most people say,oh, you can be happy.
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  • You can be totallyhappy and all that.
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  • Well, not really.
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  • Because our heartswere made for heaven.
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  • Our hearts were madefor the beatific vision,
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  • that's when we come before God.
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  • So don't think, well, waita minute now I'm a believer,
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  • and I'm reaching out topeople and I'm doing things,
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  • how come I still havethis hole in my soul?
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  • Well, we're all going to haveit until we get to heaven
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  • because I'll tell you,
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  • God has given me someglimpses of heaven.
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  • That's called wisdom
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  • and I'll talk aboutthat in another episode.
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  • God has given me someglimpses and trust me,
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  • we're not going to behappy until we go to heaven
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  • but for now we canbe pretty happy.
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  • And I want you to havethe fullness of happiness.
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  • You Are Called,
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  • that's the name of this series.
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  • You are called by God toa personal relationship,
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  • to being like Jesus,to reaching out.
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  • You are called to be happy.
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  • So here I am as this youngman, and I'm not happy
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  • and I knew I had todo something about it,
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  • and that's when my life changed.
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  • I started seeking Godand helping people.
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  • The rest is history.
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  • Deep within youand deep within me,
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  • we all have what Icall a happiness meter.
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  • And I go like this becauseit's like a, a gas tank.
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  • If you've ever seen thegauge on a gas tank,
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  • it has empty and full.
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  • And there's, there's the gauge,
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  • and it tells you how muchgas you have in your tank.
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  • Well, the sameway, deep within us
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  • it's really nothard to figure out.
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  • If you look within,we all have this meter
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  • and it's telling us
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  • I'm happy or I'm not happy
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  • and listen to that.
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  • That is something that God putin us that meter, that gauge.
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  • Because when I foundout that I wasn't happy
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  • that's was the motivation,the drive if you will,
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  • that started me ona path toward God.
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  • You know, if you're completelyhappy and relatively happy
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  • and you're reallycomfortable in life,
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  • you're not going to seek Godbecause why do you need God?
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  • Well, I wasn't happy andI admitted it to myself
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  • and a lot of people aren't happy
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  • but they're not admitting it,
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  • and they're drowning inalcohol or other addictions
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  • and they're in denial.
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  • And I wrote a bookabout that called
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  • There is a Solution where Italk about, are you happy?
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  • And one of the reasons whypeople get into addictions is
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  • they're not happy.
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  • So my point is,listen to your heart.
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  • Let your consciencebe your guide.
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  • God speaks throughyour conscience.
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  • That's one of theplaces that He speaks.
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  • So wanted to share withyou about happiness.
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  • Let's look at this because alot of people are not happy
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  • and we're all familiar withthe concept of it anyway.
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  • And it has to dowith happenings,
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  • happiness, happenings,
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  • same root word.
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  • And if you're happy,
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  • it's a, you feelpleased, you're content.
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  • You might not belaughing hysterically
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  • but you're, you're pleasured.
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  • You're you're okay.
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  • You're at peace.
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  • So you have happiness.
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  • But as I said, comesfrom a root word
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  • having to do with happenings.
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  • For example, we wishpeople happy birthday.
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  • If it's their birthday
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  • we're hoping they'regoing to be happy.
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  • I'm happily married,
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  • people talk about
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  • their marriage thatbrings them happiness.
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  • There's other kindsof happy situations,
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  • happy new year,happy anniversary
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  • and Disneyland is supposed to be
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  • the happiest place on earth.
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  • They even have a happymeal at McDonald's.
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  • And there was even asong out in the radio
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  • by Pharell Williams andit was called happy.
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  • And it was a big hit,
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  • snappy finger type songand he kept singing
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  • because I'm happy.
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  • Clap along if you feel likeyou're a room without a roof,
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  • I'm happy.
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  • Clap along if you feel likehappiness is the truth,
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  • I'm happy
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  • and happiness is the truth.
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  • That's one of the reasons whyit became a number one hit.
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  • But happiness and I reallywant you to get this,
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  • happiness is morethan circumstances.
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  • Please get this
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  • happiness is more thanhaving a happy meal
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  • or a happy marriage,
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  • or going to Disneyland orhaving a happy new year.
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  • Happiness is more than that.
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  • It's more than circumstances
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  • and let me tellyou about a story.
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  • One time in Rome, whenI was studying there
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  • back in the year, 2003,
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  • I had the opportunityto take a sabbatical
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  • and I went all theway over to Rome
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  • it was a three month program
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  • and I studied at what's called
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  • the North AmericanCollege in Rome.
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  • I was there with perhaps50 other priests.
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  • We studied theology andscripture and liturgy
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  • and different things like that.
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  • It was a beautiful program,
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  • and it happened rightwhere Catholicism
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  • the seed of Catholicismthere in Rome.
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  • So I remember one of thefirst mornings that I woke up
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  • and here's this dormitorywith about 50 rooms
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  • and we all shareda common bathroom.
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  • And I remember I woke upand I came out of my room
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  • and I was getting thesleepies out of my room
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  • and all of a sudden I seea janitor standing there
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  • and he was standingthere with his mop
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  • and he goes, buon giorno,
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  • that means goodmorning in Italian.
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  • And I said, good morning.
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  • And I'm thinking to myself,what's he so happy about?
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  • And I went to the bathroom,
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  • went back to my room,forgot all about it.
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  • The next morning, comeout of my room again
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  • and it was right by thebathroom where my room was
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  • and again, it's him.
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  • And he goes buon giorno.
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  • Now you can do that to me once
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  • that early in the morning andhave such a good attitude,
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  • but not twice.
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  • So I said, what is your name?
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  • And he goes Paolo,because he's Italian.
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  • And I tried tocommunicate with him
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  • because I don't speaka whole lot of Italian.
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  • But I said, myname is to Cesidio,
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  • Cesidio is my Italian named,
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  • Cedric is the Anglicisedversion of Cesidio.
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  • I say, nice to meet you.
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  • And it struck me that at first,
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  • maybe he was a little offbecause he was so happy
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  • and he was a janitor
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  • and that's not todenigrate janitors' jobs,
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  • but he had to cleanall the toilets
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  • that early in themorning and he's happy.
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  • And that really struck me.
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  • Well, I found out thatthat's the way he always was.
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  • He was consistently happy,
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  • he had a good attitude,was glad to have a job.
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  • He had a wife and children,
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  • learned a littlebit more about him.
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  • Well, that really struck me.
  • 00:11:31.597 --> 00:11:34.333
  • That whole thing aboutit's not your circumstance,
  • 00:11:34.333 --> 00:11:37.603
  • it's your attitude towardyour circumstances.
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  • There was anotherincident that happened
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  • and that's down in the kitchen
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  • at the North American College.
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  • I used to go down there causeI would get hungry frequently
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  • and I'd just go downthere looking for abanana or an orange
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  • or something to getsomething to eat
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  • to tide me overbetween the meals
  • 00:11:55.721 --> 00:11:58.157
  • and the woman in, thecook in the kitchen,
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  • she was a little bit different.
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  • She was very upset and angry
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  • if anybody invadedher territory,
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  • and she would let you know it,
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  • I would go in therelooking for a banana,
  • 00:12:12.338 --> 00:12:13.606
  • all of a sudden she'd beslamming pots and pans
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  • and doors and drawers
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  • and I came to realize that
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:19.478
  • she didn't want mein that kitchen,
  • 00:12:19.478 --> 00:12:21.714
  • but I wasn't the only oneshe had the problem with,
  • 00:12:21.714 --> 00:12:24.617
  • other priests wouldtalk about her,
  • 00:12:24.617 --> 00:12:26.852
  • and seminarians, we wouldsit around the table
  • 00:12:26.852 --> 00:12:29.488
  • and we'd kind ofjokingly talk about
  • 00:12:29.488 --> 00:12:31.957
  • maybe we should get an exorcismbook or something 'cause
  • 00:12:31.957 --> 00:12:34.894
  • that woman needs some help.
  • 00:12:34.894 --> 00:12:37.496
  • Well, one day we were allsitting there eating dinner
  • 00:12:37.496 --> 00:12:41.100
  • and I heard laughter coming
  • 00:12:41.100 --> 00:12:42.601
  • out of the kitchenfirst time ever.
  • 00:12:42.601 --> 00:12:44.537
  • So I snuck over tothe kitchen door
  • 00:12:44.537 --> 00:12:46.338
  • and it had a window in it
  • 00:12:46.338 --> 00:12:47.573
  • you've seen thosetwo double doors
  • 00:12:47.573 --> 00:12:49.475
  • that they have in kitchens.
  • 00:12:49.475 --> 00:12:50.876
  • I sneak over to the kitchen door
  • 00:12:50.876 --> 00:12:52.444
  • and I looked through the window
  • 00:12:52.444 --> 00:12:54.547
  • Paolo is in theremaking this woman laugh.
  • 00:12:54.547 --> 00:12:58.384
  • He was doing what
  • 00:12:58.384 --> 00:13:00.419
  • a hundred priests andseminarians couldn't do
  • 00:13:00.419 --> 00:13:03.422
  • bring joy to this woman.
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  • That's the way he was.
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  • He lit up a room.
  • 00:13:08.327 --> 00:13:09.562
  • He had joy, he had happiness,
  • 00:13:10.830 --> 00:13:14.466
  • even though his circumstancesweren't the best.
  • 00:13:14.466 --> 00:13:17.102
  • When we left theseminary that time,
  • 00:13:17.102 --> 00:13:20.072
  • after the program was over,they had an evaluation.
  • 00:13:20.072 --> 00:13:24.276
  • Yeah most of the priests,they all evaluated,
  • 00:13:24.276 --> 00:13:26.545
  • you know the classes andbeing in Rome and the teachers
  • 00:13:26.545 --> 00:13:29.815
  • and what that was like,
  • 00:13:29.815 --> 00:13:31.617
  • in my evaluation Iput promote Paolo.
  • 00:13:31.617 --> 00:13:35.087
  • He was one of the highlightsof this whole thing for me,
  • 00:13:35.087 --> 00:13:38.557
  • his attitude, the way hewas and what he taught me.
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  • And I am hopingthat he is promoted.
  • 00:13:42.862 --> 00:13:46.198
  • Speaking of Paolo,
  • 00:13:46.198 --> 00:13:48.334
  • let me tell you about anotherPaul, Paul the apostle.
  • 00:13:48.334 --> 00:13:52.705
  • Paul the apostle was throwninto a Philippian jail
  • 00:13:52.705 --> 00:13:55.341
  • for preaching the gospel.
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  • You've probablyheard this story.
  • 00:13:57.276 --> 00:13:58.510
  • It's from the Actsof the Apostles.
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  • It's midnight, andthey're in there,
  • 00:14:00.412 --> 00:14:02.414
  • not moaning and groaning likethe rest of the prisoners.
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  • They're in there atthe midnight hour
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  • in these deplorablecircumstances,
  • 00:14:07.820 --> 00:14:10.256
  • singing and praising God.
  • 00:14:10.256 --> 00:14:13.425
  • And you know, who was listening?
  • 00:14:13.425 --> 00:14:15.394
  • The prisoners were listening.
  • 00:14:15.394 --> 00:14:17.529
  • And you know, whoelse was listening?
  • 00:14:17.529 --> 00:14:19.798
  • God was listening.
  • 00:14:19.798 --> 00:14:21.066
  • And how do we know that?
  • 00:14:21.967 --> 00:14:23.202
  • Because very soon afterthey started praising,
  • 00:14:23.202 --> 00:14:26.739
  • boom!
  • 00:14:26.739 --> 00:14:27.940
  • Tremendous earthquake,doors burst open,
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  • Paul is free to go.
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  • And that's the way it is.
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  • When you have a good attitude,
  • 00:14:35.814 --> 00:14:38.384
  • when you spend time,thanking God as Paul wrote
  • 00:14:38.384 --> 00:14:41.754
  • in all circumstances,doors will open for you.
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  • Maybe you'reunemployed right now.
  • 00:14:45.891 --> 00:14:47.993
  • Maybe you're going through adifficulty with a relationship.
  • 00:14:47.993 --> 00:14:51.063
  • I can tell you this.
  • 00:14:51.063 --> 00:14:52.298
  • Maybe you're notfeeling too happy,
  • 00:14:52.298 --> 00:14:53.933
  • but if you despiteyour feelings,
  • 00:14:53.933 --> 00:14:56.602
  • praise God, thankGod, worship God
  • 00:14:56.602 --> 00:14:59.605
  • doors will open for you,
  • 00:14:59.605 --> 00:15:01.307
  • and somebody else was listening.
  • 00:15:01.307 --> 00:15:03.208
  • And you know, who was listening?
  • 00:15:03.208 --> 00:15:04.843
  • The jailer.
  • 00:15:04.843 --> 00:15:05.811
  • And how do we know that?
  • 00:15:05.811 --> 00:15:07.112
  • Because he comes to Paul
  • 00:15:07.112 --> 00:15:08.981
  • and he says what do Igotta do to be saved?
  • 00:15:10.215 --> 00:15:14.019
  • In other words, what do Igot to do to be like you
  • 00:15:14.019 --> 00:15:17.256
  • to have that joy, tohave that happiness?
  • 00:15:17.256 --> 00:15:19.792
  • You've got somethingthat I want.
  • 00:15:19.792 --> 00:15:21.760
  • And Paul said, believeon the Lord Jesus,
  • 00:15:23.062 --> 00:15:25.331
  • and you and yourhousehold will be saved.
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  • Wow.
  • 00:15:27.566 --> 00:15:28.968
  • That's one of the most beautifulverses in the scripture.
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  • It's not yourcircumstances, folks.
  • 00:15:32.571 --> 00:15:35.274
  • It's not your surroundings.
  • 00:15:35.274 --> 00:15:37.443
  • It's your attitudetoward your circumstances
  • 00:15:37.443 --> 00:15:41.146
  • that brings happiness and joy.
  • 00:15:41.146 --> 00:15:43.482
  • It's not being a janitor,
  • 00:15:43.482 --> 00:15:45.985
  • being a lawyer,
  • 00:15:45.985 --> 00:15:46.986
  • being a priest.
  • 00:15:46.986 --> 00:15:47.920
  • Those are all great things.
  • 00:15:47.920 --> 00:15:49.588
  • It's your attitude toward it,
  • 00:15:49.588 --> 00:15:51.757
  • and show them your happinessby smiling at them.
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  • I love what Mother Teresa said.
  • 00:15:54.593 --> 00:15:56.695
  • The beginning oflove is a smile.
  • 00:15:56.695 --> 00:15:59.098
  • Joy is such a witness.
  • 00:15:59.098 --> 00:16:01.467
  • I remember one time I hearda story about Cardinal Dolan.
  • 00:16:01.467 --> 00:16:05.304
  • He was the Archbishopof Milwaukee.
  • 00:16:05.304 --> 00:16:06.905
  • He wrote a book called Priestsfor the Third Millennium.
  • 00:16:06.905 --> 00:16:09.908
  • He was showing friend of his
  • 00:16:11.043 --> 00:16:13.012
  • the seminary there in Milwaukee.
  • 00:16:13.012 --> 00:16:15.180
  • And the friend saw a groupof seminarians at a table.
  • 00:16:16.648 --> 00:16:19.785
  • And they were all laughingand having a good time.
  • 00:16:19.785 --> 00:16:22.755
  • So his friend saidto the Archbishop,
  • 00:16:22.755 --> 00:16:25.557
  • he said are thoseyoung men over there,
  • 00:16:25.557 --> 00:16:27.493
  • are they seminarians?
  • 00:16:27.493 --> 00:16:29.395
  • And the Archbishopsaid, yes, they are.
  • 00:16:29.395 --> 00:16:32.231
  • And his friend said, well,
  • 00:16:32.231 --> 00:16:33.766
  • it looks like they're having agood time that they're happy.
  • 00:16:33.766 --> 00:16:36.235
  • And the Archbishop said
  • 00:16:36.235 --> 00:16:37.169
  • that's because they are happy.
  • 00:16:37.169 --> 00:16:38.670
  • And that's such a witness,
  • 00:16:39.805 --> 00:16:42.474
  • that the call to service isreally what makes you happy.
  • 00:16:42.474 --> 00:16:47.479
  • Reaching out to people,
  • 00:16:48.213 --> 00:16:49.314
  • giving yourself to God.
  • 00:16:50.315 --> 00:16:51.784
  • And if you're not happy,
  • 00:16:52.718 --> 00:16:54.686
  • take a look atthat in your life.
  • 00:16:54.686 --> 00:16:57.089
  • It's really important.
  • 00:16:57.089 --> 00:16:58.323
  • Are you giving God the time,
  • 00:16:58.323 --> 00:17:01.894
  • the first fruits of your time?
  • 00:17:01.894 --> 00:17:04.163
  • Do you have a cause?
  • 00:17:04.163 --> 00:17:06.098
  • Are you reaching out to people?
  • 00:17:06.098 --> 00:17:07.900
  • The hard circumstancesin your life,
  • 00:17:09.935 --> 00:17:12.471
  • are you lettingthem overwhelm you
  • 00:17:12.471 --> 00:17:14.873
  • or are you having a goodattitude toward them?
  • 00:17:14.873 --> 00:17:17.910
  • Paul was in prison
  • 00:17:17.910 --> 00:17:19.311
  • yet he praise God atthe midnight hour.
  • 00:17:20.479 --> 00:17:24.516
  • And as I said, promote Paolo,
  • 00:17:24.516 --> 00:17:28.187
  • God promoted Paul,
  • 00:17:28.187 --> 00:17:30.122
  • his writings, his teaching
  • 00:17:31.256 --> 00:17:33.659
  • became a lot ofthe New Testament.
  • 00:17:33.659 --> 00:17:36.762
  • We all know aboutPaul the apostle,
  • 00:17:36.762 --> 00:17:39.298
  • and what promotedhim was his attitude.
  • 00:17:39.298 --> 00:17:41.800
  • It's not just yourcircumstances.
  • 00:17:43.769 --> 00:17:45.971
  • It's not just your happenings.
  • 00:17:45.971 --> 00:17:48.207
  • And I really wantyou to get that.
  • 00:17:48.207 --> 00:17:50.542
  • Paul was telling usit's our attitude.
  • 00:17:50.542 --> 00:17:54.012
  • Remember Sheryl Crowhad this song out,
  • 00:17:54.012 --> 00:17:56.448
  • it was called Soak Up The Sun.
  • 00:17:56.448 --> 00:17:58.917
  • Great wisdom shehad this one verse.
  • 00:17:58.917 --> 00:18:01.720
  • It's not having what you want,
  • 00:18:01.720 --> 00:18:04.323
  • it's wanting what you've got.
  • 00:18:04.323 --> 00:18:06.892
  • So strive to be content.
  • 00:18:06.892 --> 00:18:09.194
  • Paul said, I've learned thesecret of being content.
  • 00:18:09.194 --> 00:18:12.831
  • I can do all things throughChrist who strengthens me.
  • 00:18:12.831 --> 00:18:17.269
  • As I said, you know, evenif you have a lot of money,
  • 00:18:17.269 --> 00:18:19.538
  • money doesn't buy you happiness.
  • 00:18:19.538 --> 00:18:21.039
  • But even if you have a lotof money, you want more
  • 00:18:21.039 --> 00:18:23.609
  • or the money doesn'tbring you the happiness,
  • 00:18:23.609 --> 00:18:25.878
  • no matter what kindof a car you have
  • 00:18:25.878 --> 00:18:27.713
  • or how much money you have orhow many good things you have
  • 00:18:29.181 --> 00:18:31.550
  • eventually you get used to them.
  • 00:18:31.550 --> 00:18:33.785
  • That's called attenuation.
  • 00:18:33.785 --> 00:18:35.954
  • You get used to it.
  • 00:18:35.954 --> 00:18:37.789
  • You always need more tobring your greater happiness.
  • 00:18:37.789 --> 00:18:41.793
  • So really it has todo with God in people.
  • 00:18:41.793 --> 00:18:45.998
  • I remember it was Johnthe Baptist who said
  • 00:18:45.998 --> 00:18:48.867
  • to the soldiers around him,he said, don't cheat people,
  • 00:18:48.867 --> 00:18:52.070
  • be content with your wages.
  • 00:18:52.070 --> 00:18:54.873
  • What was he saying?
  • 00:18:54.873 --> 00:18:55.774
  • Be happy with your life.
  • 00:18:55.774 --> 00:18:57.342
  • The pandemic is going on
  • 00:18:59.578 --> 00:19:00.979
  • or at least it isas I'm filming this.
  • 00:19:00.979 --> 00:19:04.316
  • Many people have lost their job.
  • 00:19:04.316 --> 00:19:06.985
  • And I want to tell you,
  • 00:19:06.985 --> 00:19:08.554
  • I understand that it's hard,
  • 00:19:08.554 --> 00:19:10.689
  • but I can also tell you this,
  • 00:19:11.557 --> 00:19:13.892
  • if you have a goodattitude toward it,
  • 00:19:13.892 --> 00:19:16.895
  • if you thank God in it,
  • 00:19:16.895 --> 00:19:19.064
  • if you keep praising Godand not being angry at God
  • 00:19:19.064 --> 00:19:21.767
  • and blaming Him, eventually
  • 00:19:21.767 --> 00:19:24.036
  • just like Paul wasreleased from prison,
  • 00:19:24.036 --> 00:19:26.505
  • doors will open for you.
  • 00:19:26.505 --> 00:19:28.340
  • And the other thingI want to say is
  • 00:19:28.340 --> 00:19:30.342
  • be content withthe job you have.
  • 00:19:30.342 --> 00:19:32.377
  • Always be ambitiousand striving for more,
  • 00:19:33.545 --> 00:19:36.949
  • but enjoy yourjourney along the way.
  • 00:19:36.949 --> 00:19:39.885
  • Enjoy where you are on theway to where you're going.
  • 00:19:39.885 --> 00:19:43.188
  • Don't complain and bebitter, but give thanks.
  • 00:19:44.690 --> 00:19:49.595
  • I can tell you right now because
  • 00:19:49.595 --> 00:19:52.164
  • 30 million people areout of work right now,
  • 00:19:52.164 --> 00:19:54.399
  • just in the United States
  • 00:19:54.399 --> 00:19:56.168
  • people would dieto have your job.
  • 00:19:56.168 --> 00:19:58.837
  • You may be bored with it.
  • 00:19:58.837 --> 00:20:00.672
  • You may have had enough with it,
  • 00:20:00.672 --> 00:20:02.407
  • but the bottom lineis is you have a job,
  • 00:20:02.407 --> 00:20:05.577
  • give thanks.
  • 00:20:05.577 --> 00:20:07.012
  • Your attitude is so important.
  • 00:20:07.012 --> 00:20:10.048
  • Sit down and talk toyourself about it.
  • 00:20:10.048 --> 00:20:13.385
  • My dad taught me alot about attitude.
  • 00:20:13.385 --> 00:20:15.420
  • My dad was a carpenter and Iused to go to work with him.
  • 00:20:16.888 --> 00:20:19.358
  • I remember we would ridein this big Dodge van,
  • 00:20:20.792 --> 00:20:25.597
  • but it was an old van
  • 00:20:25.597 --> 00:20:26.832
  • and it was kind of rickety.
  • 00:20:27.699 --> 00:20:28.900
  • He had all his tools in it.
  • 00:20:28.900 --> 00:20:30.869
  • One time we were driving,
  • 00:20:30.869 --> 00:20:32.471
  • I looked at him I said, dad
  • 00:20:32.471 --> 00:20:34.339
  • I said, you do pretty wellin terms of making money,
  • 00:20:34.339 --> 00:20:36.675
  • you're very busy andyou do a great job,
  • 00:20:36.675 --> 00:20:39.778
  • why do you have this pieceof junk that you drive?
  • 00:20:39.778 --> 00:20:43.682
  • Why don't you get something new
  • 00:20:43.682 --> 00:20:45.584
  • and that'll make you happier?
  • 00:20:45.584 --> 00:20:47.219
  • And he looks at me andhe says, Cedric he said,
  • 00:20:47.219 --> 00:20:49.554
  • I'm happy with this.
  • 00:20:49.554 --> 00:20:51.290
  • I don't need to have abrand new truck to be happy.
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:54.526
  • And I thought tomyself, you know,
  • 00:20:54.526 --> 00:20:56.194
  • I want what he has.
  • 00:20:57.162 --> 00:20:59.464
  • I want thatcontentment about life.
  • 00:20:59.464 --> 00:21:02.401
  • And my dad rubbed off on me.
  • 00:21:02.401 --> 00:21:04.836
  • I've come to realize thatattitude isn't everything,
  • 00:21:06.338 --> 00:21:08.874
  • but it's a lot.
  • 00:21:08.874 --> 00:21:10.375
  • And a good attitude reallydoes lead to a high altitude.
  • 00:21:10.375 --> 00:21:14.613
  • Be content with your car.
  • 00:21:14.613 --> 00:21:16.214
  • You don't have to have abrand new one all the time.
  • 00:21:16.214 --> 00:21:18.784
  • Be content withwhere you're live,
  • 00:21:18.784 --> 00:21:20.385
  • be content with your marriage.
  • 00:21:20.385 --> 00:21:22.387
  • And that's the secret that
  • 00:21:22.387 --> 00:21:24.456
  • in Christ we canhave contentment.
  • 00:21:24.456 --> 00:21:28.794
  • Happiness isn't just thehappenings of your life.
  • 00:21:28.794 --> 00:21:33.098
  • I want to talk about joy.
  • 00:21:34.266 --> 00:21:35.734
  • Jesus prayed thatwe would have joy,
  • 00:21:37.002 --> 00:21:39.805
  • that His joy would be in us.
  • 00:21:39.805 --> 00:21:42.741
  • Now I want to make adistinction very quickly
  • 00:21:42.741 --> 00:21:45.277
  • between joy and happiness.
  • 00:21:45.277 --> 00:21:47.112
  • Happiness is morebased on circumstances,
  • 00:21:47.112 --> 00:21:49.581
  • but joy is somethingthat's not fleeting.
  • 00:21:49.581 --> 00:21:52.584
  • Something that stays,
  • 00:21:52.584 --> 00:21:54.086
  • something that's God given.
  • 00:21:54.086 --> 00:21:55.620
  • That's why, when you loveGod and you do God's will
  • 00:21:55.620 --> 00:21:58.090
  • you have this bubbling,inner delight that is joy.
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:22:03.095
  • Remember what it saysin the book of Nehemiah,
  • 00:22:04.963 --> 00:22:07.499
  • the joy of the Lordwill be your strength.
  • 00:22:07.499 --> 00:22:10.335
  • And what is the joy of the Lord?
  • 00:22:11.436 --> 00:22:13.505
  • Number one, knowing thatyou are loved by God.
  • 00:22:13.505 --> 00:22:17.976
  • I had a friend ofmine who helped me,
  • 00:22:17.976 --> 00:22:20.545
  • he was a Catholic priestwho was in television
  • 00:22:20.545 --> 00:22:23.682
  • and he helped me toget on television
  • 00:22:23.682 --> 00:22:26.685
  • his name was fatherMike Manning.
  • 00:22:26.685 --> 00:22:28.954
  • He always had a saying atthe end of his program,
  • 00:22:28.954 --> 00:22:31.957
  • may God's love foryou, make you smile.
  • 00:22:31.957 --> 00:22:35.260
  • I thought that is sucha great saying to have
  • 00:22:36.528 --> 00:22:38.497
  • at the end of your program,
  • 00:22:38.497 --> 00:22:40.298
  • may God's love foryou, make you smile.
  • 00:22:40.298 --> 00:22:43.001
  • And it's so truebecause you are loved
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  • it brings a joy.
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  • There's 7.8 billion peopleon the face of the earth
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  • but God loves you individually,
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  • passionately and affectionately.
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  • And there's great joy in that.
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  • That's not basedon circumstances.
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  • That's something that lasts.
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  • God's love, lasts forever.
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  • And then of course
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  • there's the joy of knowingthat you're forgiven.
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  • You don't have tomake up for your sins.
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  • Jesus died on the cross toearn us forgiveness and mercy.
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  • You can't buy that.
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  • That's a gift ofinestimable value.
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  • That's the joy of the Lord.
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  • And then of coursethe joy of salvation,
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  • knowing that we have aglorious future in heaven
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  • because we're saved.
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  • No money on earth can buy that.
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  • That's what I was lookingfor as a young man.
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  • That's why I wasn't happybecause instinctively I knew
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  • I didn't have God,
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  • I wasn't loving people and Iwasn't on the way to heaven.
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  • And I'm praying that
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  • the joy of the Lordwill be your strength.
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  • Look at the happiness meterthat you have in your heart.
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  • And be honest with yourself,
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  • where am I?
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  • Where is it?
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  • And if you're not happy,
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  • let that drive you,
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  • let that motivate you to adeeper relationship with God.
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  • Have a good attitudein your circumstances,
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  • because in Christ you can doall things who strengthens you.
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  • But most of all, I am prayingthat you will love God
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  • and people and knowthat bubbling over joy.
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  • That is your strength.
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  • Don't just live.
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  • Live with passion.
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  • I received an email froma minister who said,
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  • Father Cedric I enjoy,
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  • we're talking about joy,
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  • your laid back delivery style,
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  • and your preaching
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  • is just like having aconversation with us.
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  • I appreciate that because Itry to be very conversational.
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  • I want to interestyou in my book,
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  • You Can Be Happy.
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  • When I read books, they'remotivational for me.
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  • And actually I canhear God's voice
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  • in the books that Iread, it's amazing.
  • 00:25:05.644 --> 00:25:08.313
  • And I believe that youwill hear God's voice
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  • in the books thatyou read from me,
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  • especially this book,You Can Be Happy.
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  • It will cause you to deepenyour relationship with God
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  • and find the joy of theLord that is your strength.
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  • You can be content.
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  • So I invite you tocall that number.
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  • You can go to my website,write me at that address,
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  • whenever you purchase mybook, You Can Be Happy,
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  • make donations, supports myministry all around the world.
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  • Thank you.
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  • Thank you
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  • in advance for yourpurchases for your donations,
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  • really appreciate it.
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  • Don't just live,live with passion
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  • - [Narrator] Billionsof years ago,
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  • before the universe orearth came into existence,
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  • God had you in mind.
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  • When the time was finally right
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  • God created you andcalled you by name.
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  • In this powerful series,
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  • Father Cedric proclaims thatGod continues to call you
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  • to a personal relationship
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  • and inner transformationright now.
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  • Simply call or go online andorder Series 790 DVD or CD
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  • as well as the bookfather talked about.
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  • Because of these programs,
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  • people everywhere arediscovering God's call
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  • in a fresh new way, everypurchase supports Father Cedric
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  • in his God given mission totouch lives and save souls.
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  • Father Cedric isa Catholic priest
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  • with a professed vow of poverty.
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  • Be assured that themoney from your purchases
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  • will be used to produce and air
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  • Live With Passion.
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  • To purchase thesepowerful resources,
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  • Or log on Fathercedric.organd order online.
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  • Thank you in advancefor your generosity.
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  • Together we are touchinglives and saving souls.
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