Black Friday was a taste of things to come. We know that the future – the ultimate future – is different, but we live in between the times.

During the 2014 Christmas season in Canada shoppers spent around 50 billion; in 2015, the number is expected to be around $1900 per person. Yes, we have learned that we can try to buy happiness. Bhutan does us one better, revealing in their public policy that “Gross National Happiness” is not connected to GNP, the number of toys you own or the number of cars in your garage.

Happiness seems to be the goal. But is there something better still?

Luke 2:10 “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people!”

JOY.

Elsewhere, “Cloudy with a Chance of Joy”