Sunday, March 17, 2013

Notes for Myself

 "True joy, genuine festival, means the casting out of wickedness. To achieve this one must live a life of perfect goodness and, in the serenity of the fear of God, practice contemplation in one’s heart."

--Easter Letter From Saint Athanasius, bishop

Hmmm.... I want to experience more true joy. I haven't heard the link to receiving more joy by "casting out wickedness." That seems hard and "not fun" for me. But I trust this as a better path to joy than running around feeding my appetites. It makes sense on a gut level. Welcome to the last two weeks of Lent. Goodbye wickedness, selfishness, and pride. Time to clean my soul's home more before Easter.