Friday, August 10, 2007
A Time to Dance
Late at night, lingering by the phone, and unwilling to turn in just yet, though it was getting late, at last I got a call from my son Peter, who has happily informed me that a lovely diamond ring, according to his well-laid plans for the night, now adorns the finger of his even lovelier sweetheart Megan. For the second time I rejoice at the godsend of the finding a mate for a one of my six sons.
Though most certainly man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble, and life in a fallen world is bound to have sorrows, yet we also find by the mysterious and wonderful mercy of God a bit of happiness here and there; yea, sometimes even great and abiding happiness; and I am happy this day! O rejoice with me, all you who love life, and share with me in this vicarious moment of happiness for a young couple full of love and expectation. Count it as a foretaste of heavenly beatitude.