Eucharisteo | Melissa Bolton
“Eucharisteo, thanksgiving, envelops the Greek word for grace, charis. But it also holds its derivative, the Greek word chara, meaning ‘joy.’

Ah … yes. I might be needing me some of that. That might be what the quest for more is all about- that which Augustine claimed, ‘Without exception… All try their hardest to reach the same goal, that is, joy.’

That has always been the goal of the fullest life- joy. And my life knew exactly how elusive that slippery three- letter word, joy, can be.

I longed for more life, for more holy joy. That is what I was struggling out of nightmares to reach, to seize. Joy. But where can I seize this holy grail of joy? I look back down to the page. What was this clue to the quest of all most important? Deep chara joy is found only at the table of the euCHARisteo- the table of thanksgiving. I sit there long… Wondering .. Is it that simple?

[…] eucharisteo, the Greek word with the hard meaning and harder meaning to live- this is the only way from empty to full.”
-Ann Voskamp

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til next time,

Melissa siggy