Joyful Sanctity

What is the relationship between holiness and joy?A reader named Gordon writes, in response to my concerns about how "experience" can be misunderstood in a spiritual context:I agree with you that experience is not there for entertainment. But given my background in a very dreary fundamentalist religious upbringing, I always find the word "holy" very off-putting. It connotes too much the grey, dreary community of believers in the movie Babette's Feast that meet weekly for dreary worship. … [Read more...]