..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Holy Gladness

The voice we should listen to most is the voice that we
might think
we should listen to least, and that is the
voice of our own gladness. What can we do that makes
us the gladdest, what can we do that leaves us with the
strongest sense of sailing true north and of peace, which
is much of what gladness is? Is it making things with our
hands out of wood or stone or paint or canvas? Or is it
making something we hope like truth out of words? Or
is it making people laugh or weep in a way that cleanses
their spirit? I believe that if it is a thing that makes us
truly glad, then it is a good thing and it is our thing and
it is the calling voice that we were made to answer with
our lives. ----Frederick Buechner, Holy Gladness


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