a joyful surprise

      If you think that God is out to ruin all your fun, you’re in for a joyful surprise.

“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard -- things like . . . joy and gladness. . . .” Galatians 5:22

“May the Son of God . . . grow in you, so that . . . in you He will become laughter, exultation, the fullness of joy which no one can take from you.” Isaac of Stella