Sat in on a church service on Sunday where the preacher preached how we’ve got it all wrong.
Life has become all about pursuing happiness. He stuck up definitions of the words ‘hedonism’ and ‘narcissm’ on the screen so we could see just how bad it was.
I’m with you so far.
And then he dropped the M.Night.Shyamalan twist. ‘The way of the Christ follower is that we must pursue God. And happiness will follow.’
Ouch. Instantly i realised this was not of the ‘The Sixth Sense’ Shyamalan twist variety… this was the more recent Shyamalan twist where the twist was ‘This movie is crap!’ [Although let’s be honest, it’s stopped being a twist by now, we should have taken not of the signs]
The rest of his message was ‘convincing’ us that God is a happy God and therefore us pursuing God is us finding happiness.
And i agreed…
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