Drop the Rock

David Steindl-Rast reminds us that no matter who we are, we all share a desire to be happy. What happiness means to each of us varies, but there is a deep commonality at the ground of our being, which is the desire to be happy. Just like in the sermon on the pot of boiling potatoes, we most commonly see other people as the source of our unhappiness, and this can be true. But frequently, personal attachments to a situation being different than the way we want it to be stir up feelings of resentment, envy, and anger, which can weigh down our lives and get in the way of our happiness.