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I Am Inspired by This Little Guy


Before I tell you what inspires me . . . and before you read any further, take a few moments, look at this image and reflect on these two questions.
ONE:  What do you see when you look at the image? In particular, what do you see in this little boy?
TWO:  What do you think it took, for this inspiring young boy to get to "what you see in this picture?

So STOP and reflect. Take as long as you need. Then continue on with the material below the image.
boy running with prosthetics, inspiring example of love, joy, courage

Here is what I see? I see
joy, love energy, excitement, enthusiasm, delight, vital optimism...

I see
courage, faith, hope, persistence, perseverance, an indefatigable spirit...

Joy is the Serious Business


Of Heaven... and of Earth
One of C. S. Lewis' core themes was joy. Joy that included delight, desire and longing. Lewis believed that heaven was full of joy. That joy was so integral to heaven, it was to seen as the "serious business of heaven," -- to be joyfu.

So, when we pray the Lord's prayer:

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