22. Hope, Experience, Faith

“Life is for the living,” that’s what old Joe Kennedy told his son, John, as he was nearing the end of his life. And it’s true, isn’t it? The experience we call life is acquired by an active participation.


Live! It’s good advice. But it’s incomplete and begs the further question: but how should we live? The spirit of Joyous Gard answers by telling us to live joyfully, trusting in the higher things and expecting the fulfillment of our deepest desires.


Experience should be a treasure for those who believe in the Gard — a tapestry woven with the answers to prayer, the witness of magic and unreal moments, feelings of love and sympathy, and the memories of joyful reunions that have healed tearful separations. I believe that our experience of life should be gilded with the hope of goodness and the faith of divine guidance. We should trust that our experiences form a certain beautiful order, and we should seek always to recognize the incredible significance of almost everything.


Days 22-26 Guide


Today, be faithful and hopeful, viewing your experience as the fulfillment of a higher purpose.


© 2005, Levi Hill

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