Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who chronicled the horror of his three years in four Nazi concentration camps. In his landmark book Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr. Frankl reflects on what he learned about finding meaning in all forms of existence, and thus, realizing a reason to continue living.
Dr. Franko writes about this intersection of success and happiness, “Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it, and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued. It must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”
In today’s Gospel, Jesus praised that we his church, in this time and place, may share My joy completely. “If we have been paying attention,” says Father Jerry in his new video above, “we realize that such joy is realized only when we stop looking for our own joy, and seek instead joy for others.”