In his sermon this week, the Rev. Christopher Thomas explores what it takes to be happy. He posits, and has some research to back it up, that it is our relationships that make us happy. It isn’t the stuff we have, but the connections we make that bring fulfillment in our lives. Father Christopher delves into the reading from James, where James urges the people into action – to “Pray. Sing. Call. Annoint. Confess. Pray again.” It is through these actions that we develop a more meaningful relationship with God.