It ends in grief

6 March 2022

How deluded those people are who seek happiness outside themselves, in foreign countries and in travel, in riches, glory, in great possessions, in pleasures and enjoyments and in all the luxuries and vanities that end in bitterness. Building the tower of happiness outside our heart is like raising a structure on ground that’s constantly shaken by earthquakes. It won’t be long before it crashes to the earth.

Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis, the Wonder-Worker