Categories: HomiliesPublished On: February 8th, 2021315 words9.5 min read
What Makes God Happy?

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What Makes God Happy?

Children ask the question “What makes God happy?” It is their first attempts of thinking of God in their lives. They have come to realize God has done many things for them and now they would like to thank Him in some way. We can always share the creation story. Each day God does something special. And at the end of the day’s work can say this is good. We only get the first four days for today’s reading, but we know they end of the story. On the seventh day God rested. God is pleased with everything that was done. God is even pleased with having a day of rest although God never rests. If He did, we would cease to exist.

But really makes God happy? Psalm 104 is probably the most beautiful, most poetic psalm of all the one hundred and fifty psalms. It is focused on praising God. “Bless the Lord” “You are great indeed.” “Clothed with majesty and glory.” “Bless the Lord O my soul.” God is happiest when we, His creation, offers Him praise and glory for He has done. God only makes good things, He does not make evil. We must always remember that.

This makes today’s gospel even more important. Jesus cured the sick and healed the lame. Everything that Jesus did was good. He even took the evils of the world afflicting people and made them whole, a good creation. God never stops creating. What a great day to stop and offer God an additional word of praise. Perhaps read over psalm 104. You will be blessed with many ways to praise God.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen