“Worldly people pretend to the joy they have not; but godly people conceal the joy they have.” Matthew Henry*

Why do some unbelievers seem to be incredibly happy, while some believers seem to be incredibly sad? Matthew Henry’s explanation is that the unbelievers publicize pretend joy, whereas believers privatize real joy.

But why would anyone in the world pretend to be happy?


Partly because happy people are popular people. Most people are sensible enough to run a mile from Mr Misery. Social pressure forces people to put a good face on, to pack up their troubles in their old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.

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