We begin this month with some joy-filled words from Henri Nouwen: “I have a friend who radiates joy, not because his life is easy, but because he habitually recognizes God’s presence in the midst of all human suffering, his own as well as others. My friend’s joy is contagious. The more I am with him, the more I catch glimpses of the sun shining through the clouds. Yes, I know there is a sun, even though the skies are covered with clouds. While my friend always spoke about the sun, I kept speaking about the clouds, until one day I realized that it was the sun that allowed me to see the clouds. Those who kept speaking about the sun while walking under a cloudy sky are messengers of hope, the true saints of our day.”
“AH-HA Moments” build from this theology. AH-HA Moments are seen as the breaks in the clouds that allow the Light of Christ to shine through. God’s presence in Christ allows us to confess and proclaim our faith and trust in our Lord, as we continue to celebrate the Christ –Life each day. It even allows us to step out and:
Care more than we think is wise;
Risk more than we think is safe;
Dream more than we think is practical;
Expect more than we think is possible;
Celebrate more than we think is necessary;
Comfort more than we think is comfortable;
Forgive more than we think is called for;
Hope more than we think is appropriate; and
Laugh more in the Joy of the Lord!
May the month of May be filled with mountains of AH-HA Moments for you and yours!