In his book, Letters to Malcolm, pages 92–93, C.S.Lewis wrote the following:
Dance and game are frivolous, unimportant down here; for ‘down here’ is not their natural place. Here, they are a moment’s rest from the life we were placed here to live.
I have been working on a summer sermon series about the Fruit of the Spirit, and this week I have been writing a sermon about joy. That has prompted me to think about and observe whether the people around me appear joyful or not. It has been my observation that, in too many cases, joy is woefully lacking.