Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. (Søren Kierkegaard, 19th century Danish philosopher)

2020 has begun like every other year—people seem to be rushing here and there to fill their unquenchable thirst for pleasure. Whether it’s sports, video games, or any other of hundreds of fun pursuits—it all seems to end in frustration. There’s never enough of it; we always want more. Meantime, we’ve missed the joy of the everyday pursuits we’ve passed by along the way.

Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the “good things” in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 2:1)