#LENT: (atrophied) joy vs. (every day) joy

 “From somber, serious, sullen saints, save us, O Lord.” Saint Teresa of Avila

On this Lenten Tuesday we’re over half way through Lent. Maybe there are things we were hoping to do (that we haven’t done) and things we didn’t want to do (stuff we gave up) that crept back into our ‘doing.’

Whatever the case may be, just don’t let this Lenten season be all doom and gloom. Lent is also a time to get our joy muscles in shape in time for Easter, to take them for a workout (so they don’t atrophy) by sharing a little joy with ourselves (& others.)

“The Lord of gladness delights in the laughter of a merry heart. These wedding guests at Cana could have done without wine, surely without more wine and better wine. But the Father looks with no esteem upon a bare existence, and is ever working, even by suffering, to render life more rich and plentiful.” George MacDonald (“The Miracles of Our Lord”)

“’Whatever He saith unto you, do.’

Out flowed His grapes divine;

Though then, as now, not many knew

Who makes the water wine.”

George MacDonald

grace, peace & (every day) joy

Virginia : )

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5 Responses to #LENT: (atrophied) joy vs. (every day) joy

  1. still enjoying your posts-ay your heart be merry today!

  2. Debbie says:

    Halfway there — woo hoo! Time to buckle down and finish strong.

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