I am currently reading Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. by Greg Boyle. It is a compelling book about a priest who works with gangs in L.A. His stories and rich spiritual insights are profoundly impacting me. At one point he comments; It is God’s joy to love us. What wonderful imagery with which to end the Christmas season which is also called the season of joy.
It also seems an appropriate time to share this video which was compiled from a collection of reflections on joy. Though it was conducted as an Advent exercise, the poem itself is meant for all seasons.