Wednesday, June 18, 2014

J O Y

This morning I read the letter of Paul to the Christians at Philippi. It sounds so trite but this letter exudes joy because Paul lived out the old Sunday school saying "the secret of joy is
       J Jesus
       O Others
       Y Yourself

His life was Jesus centric, focused on helping others and his own wishes, such as to leave and be with Christ, came last. The second thing that leaps off the page is his upbeat joyful mood. He is in prison, possibly on death row, and he is the most positive joyful person on the planet. Either he is crazy OR he knows some truths that I need to learn.