Ascension Joy


From “I Want to Live These Days With You”, a book of Daily Devotions from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Translated by O. C. Dean Jr.

Ascension joy – inwardly we must become very quite to hear the soft sound of the phrase at all. Joy lives in its quietness and incomprehensibility. This joy is in fact incomprehensible, for the comprehensible never makes for joy. It is the incomprehensible – and yet true, real, and living – that brings joy. Therefore proper joy itself is something incomprehensible, both for others and the one who feels it.

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