Joy is not in things; it is in us.                                 

–Richard Wagner   

    Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.     

                                                                                        –Gospel of John 

 The earth is full of your goodness, your greatness and understanding, your wisdom and harmony. How wonderful are the lights that you created. You formed them with strength and power and they shine very wonderfully on the world, magnificent in their splendour. They arise in radiance and go down in joy. Reverently they fulfill your divine will. They are tributes to your name as they exalt your sovereign rule in song.

                                                                                 –jewish  hymn  

  If I say, “For sure the darkness will cover me and the light around me will be night,” even the darkness is not dark to You. And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are the same to You. 

–PSALM 139           

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