Meditation for Monday of Week 42 in the season of Assessing:   

Joy

  • Joy, bright spark of divinity, daughter of Elysium, fire-inspired we tread thy sanctuary. Thy magic power re-unites all that custom has divided, all men become brothers under the sway of thy gentle wings. [Friedrich von Schiller, "Ode to Joy"]
  • One joy scatters a hundred griefs. [Chinese proverb]
  • The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power. [Ninon de Lenclos]
  • Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters. [Oprah Winfrey]
  • Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. [Mother Teresa]
  • A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. [Mother Teresa]


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REAL

True Narratives

Technical and Analytical Readings

Imaginary

Visual Arts

Film and Stage

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

The gospel groups hold nothing back in expressing their joy. It is an integral part of their offering. The Soul Stirrers: The Dixie Hummingbirds Claude Jeter and the Swan Silvertones Golden Gate Quartet

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