Joyful joyful we adore thee

It’s a beautiful song, and a weird song to have stuck in your head. And it was stuck in my head. Over and over it played for a while.

As I heard it and sang it to myself, I thought about the words. It is a song of singing to God, of praising God, of seeing the glory and awe in the world as a reflection of the glory and awe of God.

But as it reverberated in my mind, I thought, “what if we turn it around? What if it is, instead, god and the angels (whatever that is or they are) – the spirit(s) of love in the universe – singing to us? To me?

What if I am not just adoring, but adored? What if I’m worth adoring? What if I’m adorable?

What if the sun is here to bring me warmth? The flowers to show me beauty? The sunrise – and sunset – for me to bask in the splendor of the world? For each of us to enjoy and savor?

What if the love of the universe – again, whatever that is – is serenading me, and offering me love and ease and joy? What if this is yet another chance for me to choose to be happy and at peace, to be soothed and smile, to feel the lightness in my heart and soul?

I like that idea.

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