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The End of Joy is Grief

Illustration by Troy DeShano

Proverbs 14:13 - even in laughter, the heart is sad. and the end of joy is grief

At your family table this week there is one member who will eventually see all the others dead.

Not something we really like to think about, but deep inside we all know it is true.

The end of all joy is grief.

I’ve heard that we’re an accident

and when we’re dead we’re gone

If that’s true then what’s the point of living at all?

Meaningless, it’s all meaningless

King Solomon said that

We hang on to life for dear life

Horcruxes and all

But if death just might be something more

Then I may not have to fear it

and life is something too

So I live like I’m dyin

instead of tryin to defeat it

That’s been done

Death ain’t my master

it’s the next great adventure

Dumbledore said that

*Majority of this post inspired by and/or plagiarized from Tim Keller’s sermon “The Wounded Spirit” — except the illustration is stolen from Norm Rockwell of course.

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