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Tzvi Freeman, Book of Psalms, Helen Luke, Wayne Teasdale, Book of 2 Samuel
Joy is to delight what an orchestra is to a flute; made of the same
stuff but different in impression. Joy is majestic and thrilling.
delineates personal satisfaction and a deep sense of pleasure.
With that in mind, consider God's great delight in the goodness
which is inside of us, and His supreme delight when we delight in His
creation. Savor how personally He delights when we do good works.
We live in the Light when we live with delight. To delight is to live.
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G-d has many delights:
The delight that comes from a pure and simple act of love.
Greater than that, the delight that comes from an act of beauty sparkling in the darkness.
Greater than that, the delight when a child who has run away returns with all her heart.
Delight lies at the essence of all that is.
Courtesy of Chabad.org
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
Psalm 36: 7-9
New International Version
Wisdom consists in doing the next thing that you
have to do...doing it with your whole heart
and finding delight in doing it.
And the delight is the sense of the sacred.
Helen Luke (1904-1995)
Jungian author; founder of the Apple Farm Community
...Each of us will often know what we have to do,
and if we do it with understanding a willing heart,
we will embrace it with real delight and joy. This joy
is the presence of the sacred. Yet it takes great clarity
of mind and heart to know what to do next, to have
this kind of practical wisdom. Wisdom of this sort is
the fruit of an inner life and an availability to others.
Excerpted from "The Mystic Hours,"
by Wayne Teasdale
New World Library, 2004
The Last Word:
He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because he delighted in me.
2 Samuel 22:20
New International Version
Utterly Random Bonus Quote:
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering
outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace
of never saying a word too much.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
American author and humorist
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