In my neighbor’s garden you will find Bellis Perennis.
It is the same thing really.
Just given a different name.
In my heart you will find happiness.
But my Christian brother & sister, they judge me for it.
They say I should aspire for ‘joy’.
‘For great is the joy of the Lord.’
And, ‘the fruit of His Spirit is love, joy & peace’.
Yet, the opposite of ‘joy’ is unhappiness.
And so is the absence thereof.
And so I wonder – is it just semantics?
Or is it perhaps a way out?
Making this distinction – is it a way of justifying the absence of happiness?
A way of explaining it?
Even if The Way is our confession.
May it not be either or.
Or even versus & against.
For happy people are not that bothered with semantics.
They merely know what has come alive inside of them.