Jesus said, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete” (John 15:11). Think about letting go a bit. There are times we just need to let down our pride and dance. Right now, right here. When was the last time you let yourself be silly, play around, be goofy? As children we did this freely and without hesitation. Can you use the word “joy” more often in your everyday life?
Today, I long to take a breather from the constant focus
on the “have-to’s,” the “to do list,” the weekly calendar,
the monthly bills, the daily chores and reminders.
I know I can stay on task and yet also
greet more joy on this journey.
This is your will for me—to give and receive joy—
to fully blossom.
Can I be less serious, less fretful,
can I open to more fullness in the perfect rays
of your unfailing love?
Help me to hold back nothing.
Today, let the kid inside you whirl around for a while.