We are not here to be happy

“We are not here to be happy and to have peace of mind; we are not here because life owes us a certain amount of pleasure or security. Our business here is to help build the kingdom of God, or if you will, a world of peace, joy, and security for all the children of the earth.”

Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “The Distinctive Message of Prophetic Religion” (March 5, 1961)