The Brief Joy of Falling Back


(reposted with minor edits from a Sunday morning FB post)

“How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.” – Samuel Johnson

By setting the clock back this week I get a bit of joy from an extra hour of sleep, an idea originally suggested by Ben Franklin to preserve candles. But the benefit will last only a few days. Laws or kings cannot give us lasting rest, or joy. But…

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

May He refresh us for the week and work ahead.

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