selfish little clot of ailments and grievances
Thu Aug 31, 2017 09:00

“This is the true joy of life: the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”

George Bernard Shaw

WOW…………..what a statement! As I take a little time this morning for prayer, meditation, and self-examination, I ask myself if I have been complaining because the world will not devote itself to making me happy. When things don’t go my way, I lose some of my happiness. At times I relate my happiness with my joy, this is when I need to go deeper in my self-examination to the seat of my joy, my heart. Happiness has a seat and resides in my mind. My joy lives and furnishes spiritual strength from my heart, my inner-being, my spirit-man. What is my joy? I’ll try and define it, as best I can. It is knowing that I am not alone, that God resides with me and in me. It is knowing that I try and do right, while also at the same time realizing that I am not perfect. It is knowing that I have a loving God who forgives me and teaches me to forgive others. As I write this I it is revealed to my spirit that my joy is built on a foundation of forgiveness and faith. So if I experience a little unhappiness, what is that compared to the true joy in my life, being forgiven. Today God is doing for me what I could not do for myself………………….wolf

    • Yes, per Paul ...Baruch, Fri Sep 1 15:11
      giving birth is no fun, but there can be joy at the completion of a hard task. Shalom
  • Click here to receive daily updates