“The Christian should be an alleluia from head to foot.”- St. Augustine of Hippo
What I take away from that truth is our “alleluia’s” should be our very embodiment.
In other words pervasive in our thoughts, feelings, choices, the way we speak and act and the way we relate with our neighbor. Celebration is not a “mood” it is our very soul.
But the sad truth is Celebratory joy is absent in contemporary society due to apathy and melancholy as we are pressed on all sides to engage in work at whatever cost and be cautious in all of life. Of course we MUST work but even that can be entered into with a celebratory spirit.
Celebratory joy should be the posture we bring to our engagement in all the spiritual practices or they will become dull and death producing in our spirit, reminiscent of what Jesus warned “woefully” about in all of Matthew 23.
The only means to a life embodied in a celebratory spirit is to ground your faith in the Trinity with first hand KNOWLEDGE of the Trinity in your life through a constant, intimate apprenticeship with the Master Jesus.
Now I have been told recently that what is discussed on these pages is deep and dealt with in a very thorough way. Of course that is not the case. There is so much more to say on any given topic dealing with the contemplative life and many many others could go deeper. BUT… I will oblige those who differ and stop here to give you a chance to continue the discussion of CELEBRATION.
The rest of the space is all yours. In closing let me give you something to maybe help get us talking.
Question: When and what were the circumstances when you last felt and engaged in unbridled CELEBRATION?
Question: What stifles unbridled CELEBRATION in your life?
Now PLEASE if you have just read this DON’T BOUNCE OUT, CLICK COMMENT and HELP US, ALL OF US be more CELEBRATORY in our life!!!!!
WE NEED EACH OTHER!