Advent Week Three – Celebrating Joy

Lighting the Candle of Joy

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson

In his biography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis talked about God coming into his life and surprising him with joy.  As you live this week, consider the miraculous gift that is your life.  As you pray and read scripture, as you open your eyes to the world around you, find the ecstasy in your life.  Find someone with whom to share that joy.

Joy is deeper and stronger than happiness.  It is the protective barrier that allows you to live in peace and hope even during times when you might experience sadness.  Happiness and sadness are fleeting.  Joy remains.

About Sonja Roberts Dalglish

I love people, math, physics, and theology. I love mysteries which may explain the list above. I am a polio survivor, having had the disease in August 1954. The vaccine was declared safe in April 1955. I am very pro vaccines. They have increased the health and well being of the world. Presently, I am living just west of Corpus Christi, in Kingsville. For naturalists, this seems to be where the coastal plane and the Wild Horse Dessert meet. It is flat which gives us beautiful sunsets. One of our concerns is climate change. We are already hot and dry and getting hotter and dryer. The cattlemen and women are having to graze fewer livestock these days.
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