21 November 2011

We do all for joy

Richard Sibbes:
We do all for joy. All that we do is that we may joy at length. It is the centre of the soul. As rest is to motion, so the desire of all is to joy, to rest in joy. So that heaven itself is termed by the name of joy, happiness itself. . . . What is our life without joy? Without joy we can do nothing. . . . A Christian, which way soever he look, hath matter of joy; the state of a Christian is a state of joy.
HT: Theoblog

1 comment:

The Blainemonster said...

That's a good word to remember, when it's so easy to find ourselves walking around with bowed heads. No one else has hope like the believer!