“Happy are the people who know the festal shout! *
they walk, O Lord, in the light of your presence.”
Sometimes I fear that I do not know and cannot hear the “festal shout.” And sometimes I feel as if I am stumbling around in the dark, far from the light of God’s presence…feeling that I am out in the darkness, outside the city walls where “there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.” If I feel I am deaf to that shout or blind to the guiding light of God, that doesn’t mean that they are not present. In those stumbling moments when I cannot, or will not hear that happy shout I need to stop and listen all the more, having faith that I will once again hear, and I will once again walk on the illumined path….Certainly I will; I will with God’s help.