Rev. Jimmie Scott
As the countdown to Christmas continues, I find myself revisiting the ghosts of Christmases past. Not so much from a morbid perspective, but from a perspective of appreciation. Appreciating the fact that some of my darkest moments of pain and sorrow, moments when I have felt the most vulnerable and sad, have led me to trust in a power greater than myself. That, in turn, has given me great joy!
Joy is a small word, but it has enormous power. Joy heals. It enables us to be compassionate with ourselves and others. Joy enables us to find humor in our mistakes, and to not take ourselves or life to seriously. There is great power in that and there is great power in feeling the joy of one’s own value in the process. We are not worthless sinners, friends. We are sons and daughters of the Infinite! Knowing that, believing that, accepting it enhances our ability to find value in all our connections in life. We find Joy.
Perhaps C.S. Lewis put it best when he said, “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”
With Joy, Rev. Jimmie