Spring Break = The Easy Discipline of Celebration
Mar 19, 2009 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love,
He will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)
"Applause, everyone. Bravo, bravissimo! Shout God-songs at the top of your lungs!" (Psalm 47:1 The Message)
"God celebrates. He invented delight, joy, and celebration. And one way we enter into the divine life of the Trinity is through celebration. Whether solemn or exhilarating, formal or spontaneous, celebration can enlarge our capacity to enjoy and serve God. ...[It is] the desire to take joyful, passionate pleasure in God and the radically glorious nature of God's people, Word, world, and purposes. Celebration is a way of engaging in actions that orient the spirit toward worship, praise and thanksgiving. Delighting in all the attentions and never-changing presence of the Trinity fuels celebration." (Adele Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, p.26-27)
To our students: Have a restful, renewing, and joyful celebration this Spring Break!