Are You Suffering a “Joy” Deficit?
1. Accept Jesus’ invitation to come forth. Jesus’ words seem an invitation to emerge. Spiritual freedom and the movement toward joy must somehow begin with the call to pursue the One who seems an ardent journeyer. Matt says he’s haunted by the fact that there is an adventure embedded in the words of the Bible, one that is fiercely aligned against the coercive and powerful voices of the religious and pop-culture worlds in which we live. But we can’t begin this movement until we willingly leave captivity behind.