The Mystical Mystery Of Joy
The Mystical Mystery Of Joy2 mins 413 2 mins 413
When my mother reminded me of
The holy grace of prompt obedience,
My teenage rebellion defied her
With my freak will and free choice.
When my father admonished me about
The golden value of decency and decorum
In thought, speech and action,
My whimsical frenzy objected to him.
When my class teacher exhorted me about
The virtues of truth, fidelity, and sincerity,
My presumptuous self-laughed at him
I with my prejudiced mania and speech.
When my vicar friendly urged me about
The fear of God and abiding trust in Him,
My arrogance and insolence tended to
Hate him and God as irrational and illogical.
My obstinacy and waywardness made
Me inimical to my family and friends.
The more was the cordial bonds strained,
The haughtier and more dissipated was I.
My isolation from family and friends
Made my life hellish and excoriating
My doomed fate seemed to prompt me
That I was incorrigible and irredeemable.
My haughty caprice tempted me to think
That others were wrong and I right.
So, I indulged in all vain passions,
Unceasing for the solicitude of others.
I was blind with fury and hate,
Only to nourish my selfishness and stress.
My dejection and despair consumed me
As if to annihilate my body and soul.
All the same, God was benignant to me
In that, He never willed to spare me.
Sure, my parents and others prayed and prayed
For my conversion into good and God.
Then the sudden apocalypse scoops upon me
That no rebellion, no vengeance, no defiance,
Will ensure domestic joy and amity.
Only compliance, tolerance, and patience,
Forgiveness, forgetfulness, and endurance
Will feed the delicate bloom of joy
And the harmony that binds the domestic tie lightly.
It is self-sacrificial on my past
To renounce my trite and flippant motions.
My self-realization leads me to
The conviction that God wills my conversion.
Each one in the family affords to the
Attainment of domestic peace and joy
My commitment to self-sacrifice and mortification,
Abnegation, selfishness and robust optimism.
I am indebted to God, Oh God, for Your love and ease.
I assure you, I will not deter
From the path, You unveiled to me.
So, let all rejoice in the Lord.
Who loved all by His self-martyrdom.