Yet, my heart is joyous. ie possessing the qualities of, full of – joyI do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end.
But that it will pass by the place of the skull.Though it may require fasting, it will end in feasting.Nor do I really know myself,
Is that not what this road is really about? You, Lord, knew me in the womb.and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
Well, that’s terrifying. Jesus help me want what you want.But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
Like children, we bring seemingly meaningless trinkets to lay at your feet.
Our earnest desire inflames your heart with love.And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
My Hope is in you alone. Hope – expectant desire. This road of fasting will end with feasting.