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Published 6-11-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, Thomas Traherne, Book of Psalms, Paramahansa Yogananda, C. S. Lewis

Dear Readers,

Too often we believe that enjoying ourselves
is something we stop to do when we're not doing
everything else. Yet if everything we see, we see
with Love-saturated eyes, and everything we do,
we do conscious of His presence, then the whole
world is full of constant delight.

- Lisa

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"Nothing is higher than delight," says the ancient Book of Formation.
All of our desires, musings and conniving, our every word
and all we do emerge from our sense of beauty, of pleasure,
our obsessive persistence for the most elegant and most delightful.

As in man, the microcosm, so in the creation:
All that exists emerges from the delight of its Creator,
and the essence of each thing—from a tiny ant to a distant galaxy,
a human emotion to a wave crashing against the seashore—
is the delight the Creator takes from it.

The key then, is to uncover the delight hidden within each thing.

When we use each thing for the purpose for which it was created,
guided by the wisdom of the Torah, then the Creator's delight
shines through, merging all together as a single whole,
a magnificent symphony in exquisite harmony.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself
floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the
heavens and crowned with the stars...

This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in,
and highly to be esteemed, because it is the
theatre of God's righteous kingdom.

Thomas Traherne (1636-1674)
English parish priest


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Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 32:11
The Holy Bible
English Standard Version


The laughter of the infinite God
must vibrate through your smile.
Let the breeze of His love spread
your smiles in the hearts of men.
Their fire will be contagious.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian yogi and guru

The Last Word:

Fully to enjoy is to glorify.
In commanding us to glorify Him,
God is inviting us to enjoy Him.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish scholar and author




























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

Today is the youngest you will ever be.
Live like it.

Mark Cuban (1958 -   )
American entrepreneur


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