I have loved you, says Yahweh
They were arguing fiercely.
“Even if you were to bring down here
dancing I would still not believe!”
“Can you imagine God dancing?!” replied
And I said to myself
“Does God dance? Why not?!”
Actually God is the only one
who has every reason to dance!
Because God is happy.
God is joyful.
He does not pull a long face.
He does not whimper.
He does not nag for every trivial thing.
He is not stubborn.
His heart is full of joy.
He knows how to laugh.
He knows how to joke.
He knows how to smile.
We think everyone is like us.
Since we spend more time in a bad rather
than in a good mood,
we think that even God is like that.
A sombre person,
paranoid about justice and retribution.
Since we spend our life drudging,
always seeing black,
we think that God too… never dances
never jumps for joy.
Since we need tranquillizers to live,
the thought that perhaps even God needs
passes through our mind!
Obviously this is not true.
It is the devil who is unhappy with
He, yes, always carries a long face,
He is always looking for something
those who walk with him!
“That poor thing, who does not know
- this is how Saint Teresa of Jesus
A friend of mine once told me that
put our minds at rest
on one thing:
the industry of problems.
We are able to invent them,
and we are even able to sell them to
We nag because we eat… I’m putting
We nag because we fast… I’m becoming
We nag because it is hot… we are sweating!
We nag because it is cold… it’s chilly!
This God of ours has a really grand
with us trying to make us happy.
But He tries.
And when He became man in Jesus Christ
could really see
God’s smiling face.
He was the cheerful type who tried
He was the smiling type who tried to
He was full of energy and life
and tried to share this gusto with
who met him.
He was the type who instead of inventing
problems and worries,
would do his very best to solve them.
In whatever he did, he tried to destroy
do away with long faces
release gloomy hearts.
If only we could learn how to dance
and like Him!
"Rejoice, exult with all your heart,
daughter of Jerusalem!
Yahweh has repealed your sentence;
He has turned your enemy away.
Yahweh is king among you, Israel,
You have nothing more to fear.
When that Day comes, the message for Jerusalem
Zion, have no fear,
do not let your hands fall limp.
Yahweh your God is there with you,
He will rejoice over you with happy song,
he will renew you by his love,
he will dance with shouts of joy for you,
as on a day of festival.”
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