Awakening to Joy (12-23-2018)

Rev. Gary shares his personal joy in this uplifting talk on the fourth Sunday of Advent. He shows what we can do to experience more joy in our lives.

In this lesson …

“Joy belongs to you, whether you know it or not.
It is yours now, to discover, to use, to exercise, and to bring into expression.”
-Mary L. Kupferle

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”
-C. S. Lewis

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
-Joseph Campbell

“I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss, doors will open
that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.
-Joseph Campbell

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
-The Compassionate Buddha

“True happiness is an outgrowth of developing the habit of joy.”
-Mary Rowland

“When we touch the inner spring of joy, we feel the strength of it
constantly sustaining us, no matter what may seem to go wrong in the external world.”
-May Rowland

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.”
-Rabindranath Tagore

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
-Kahlil Gibran

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
-Karl Barth

“Your feeling of inner joy and your joyous attitude
make you a giver of joy, a bringer of joy to others.”
-Martha Smock