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By Ryan Dailey
Assistant Director at Camp Utmost 

The pursuit of joy



September 9, 2021

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Assistant Director at Camp Utmost Ryan Dailey

The world around us is obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. But what if I told you I had no interest in the pursuit of happiness but am instead more interested in the pursuit of joy? Let me explain.

Happiness is a fleeting momentary circumstantial emotion whereas joy is a more permanent state of being. When we receive good news we may be happy, but this happiness can be quickly dashed by bad news. Because joy is a permanent state of being, I and many others choose to find joy in Christ. This means that no matter what bad circumstances occur around us, we are able to stay joyful and expr...

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