Saturday, November 19, 2005
I posted this recently on an email list.
I would like to share this with others - joy is such an important concept for me.
Friends and I have talked a lot about joy and unschooling and our kids and our faith. How they mesh.
A and I are reading Chesterton's "Orthodoxy". We bought it yesterday. There is a great quote on joy , which I'd like to share -
"Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul. Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday; joy is the uproarious labour by which all things live......
Joy, ..... is the gigantic secret of the Christian...."