Nonaligned faith and practice in the present
I love the joyful enthusiasm of this household.
Despite the hint of lower economic status suggested by their location next to a convenience store on a busy avenue, they cheer us every year with the “reckless exuberance” of their Xmas
Back in June, I published a very long essay on this blog titled “Melancholia & thisness: where does joy abide?“
In brief, this essay was a response to leadings I gained from rereading Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red
Somewhere I have read that joy does not depend upon happiness.
And somehow I have come to understand that salvation is first of all about this life, not the next.
Joy and salvation are intertwined in how one receives this