your capacity for joy

By |2013-02-11T08:27:37+00:00February 11th, 2013|coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple”, so says Psalm 27 v 4. Our hearts are divinely fashioned to receive the joy which God wishes to fill them with. It is true, as Bernard of Clairvaux said, that “beauty is the soul’s birthright.” Even though we’ve damaged our taste for divine things by neglect and abuse, we still find ourselves being 'surprised by joy,' as C. [...]