The Making of Joy – A Poem by Kim Balke

by Christine Sine

I am currently reading Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassionby 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.

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David Andrianoff January 8, 2014 - 8:38 pm

A couple of years ago I read “Tattoos on the Heart” (actually I listened to it, read by the author). It was definitely the best book I read that year. Our society needs more Gregory Boyles.

Christine Sine January 8, 2014 - 9:28 pm

I agree. It is certainly one of the best I have read for a long time. Will do a full review when I have finished it

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