Habits and Delight

The soul is made to delight,
to revel in glory, to see
the wonder in every detail
and resonate
deeply, in joy!
The soul yearns for
the Object
of its delight.

But what is there worth delighting in, anymore?
I feed this yearning with
pretty pictures and
others’ adventures. With
cartoons and
cat jokes.

The secret is out!
My soul chews diligently but finds
only meager fuel for wonder,
poor substitutes
for glory.

How do I unlearn habits
of delight?
The soul’s talent for joy is wasted
on lesser objects.
Return to the Love, oh soul,
you had at first;
a habit
worth forming.

Lenten Reflection #3

© 2019 Jacqueline Tisthammer. All Rights Reserved.

7 thoughts on “Habits and Delight

  1. Oh, yes. I know the feeling. That longing for connection with the Lord — the provider of life abundant. Not in the earthly things that can so easily allow to distract us, but our real life, soul deep and connected to the Life Giver.

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  2. Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement to invest in what will bring us true JOY. Reminds me of CS Lewis in The Weight of Glory (I think)…We are too easily satisfied. God longs to give us a holiday at the sea and we settle for making mud pies in the back alley…

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