Joy is communion and friendship and grace…
phone conversations with sweet friends, and the ache that is missing so many others. Being sharpened and edified and challenged and encouraged and loved.
Joy is understanding a fraction of what Paul meant when he said, “I thank my God every time I remember you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now…”
Joy is the common love of Christ, and in that finds its source, its fuel, its meaning.
Thank you. To all who fill my life with such joy.
I cannot claim these words, but find them resonating in my heart as to the joy that is sharing in the nature of true friendship:
“Look up, friend! The world is too beautiful for my eyes alone.”
(Jer Clifton – http://www.jerclifton.com – a college friend.)