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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Joy

This morning, joy is a question. I hope you will offer your thoughts on it. What gives you joy? Do you do anything for joy? And what do you do in joy?

Is joy the same as pleasure? Is it the same as fun? If not, what is the relationship between joy and fun?

The Book of Mormon claims that ‘people are that they might have joy’, [2 Ne 1:115 paraphrased] positing an answer to the age old question, ‘What is the purpose of life?’

Do you have joy in your life? Do you have it now? If not now, when did you? When do you expect to have joy again? What circumstances do you expect will lead to your joy?

There is an expression that appears to be inversely related to this question of joy, and that is, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ It is an expression whose truth I fear I am all too familiar with.

So let’s have an open and honest conversation. You can reply anonymously if you need to. Do you have joy in your life? If so, where do you find it? If not, what do you think you could do to change that situation?

And your answer is...?

Posted by Carman

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