Good Evening, God!
Oh, the JOY of Light on Water! We humans so totally depend on BOTH sunlight and water . . . perhaps that is why together they elicit such JOY.
Joy is one of the Fruits of the Spirit. And, as such, it doesn’t depend on happiness. I had a marvelous time at church this morning. I had several meaningful conversations afterward — ones where it felt like You were nudging me along. Now THAT is JOY!
Or perhaps my joy stemmed from the fact that I was honest with You last night and told You that I was angry with You. You knew that . . . but I didn’t. I had repressed it. Once I got it up to the surface and felt it . . . it ebbed away.
My complaint is basically that we are a Beta Species. Surely Upgrades are coming? Meanwhile, You point out that our Hardware is adequate but our Software really needs upgrading.
I think I’m running Christian 1.8 and You are offering Christian 3.0. That’s the one where we Praise You for all manner of things — yes, even offering the sacrifice of praise for things we don’t want.
Hmm., that’s also the one where we pray FOR our enemies. Where we feed them and give them drink. Where we Bless and do not curse. Sigh.
Actually, I’m afraid You are offering Jesus 1.0 and that is a really big leap even from Christian 3.0. I think that is the one where we sell all we have and give the money to the poor. Sigh. I don’t even want to want that one. Well, let’s work on getting to Christian 2.0.