Surprised by Joy

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!" - Psalm 126
"Joy is a not a requirement of Christian discipleship, it is a consequence." - Eugene Peterson

Today's song of ascent (Psalm 126) is about the joy of following Christ.  Here are some more resources to help us reflect and cultivate deeper joy, that this fruit of the Spirit might blossom and grow to the glory of God, even in the midst of struggle.

"Joy" according to C.S. Lewis (see also his book Surprised by Joy and sermon The Weight of Glory)

"Theology of Joy & the Good Life" Project at Yale Divinity School

"Hidden Joys: A Sonnet for the Visitation" - poem by Malcolm Guite, Sounding the Seasons

Reflections on "Joy" by theologian Stanley Hauerwas