Joyful reverence?

Being serious
Is sometimes reverent
Being reverent
Is sometimes serious

and yet

Musn’t reverence
Be always joyful?
Musn’t joy
Be always reverent?

because if

The Gospel
Is Good News
What is Good
Begets true joy

if perhaps

Being faithful
Makes us crabby
Being crabby
Denies our faith

so instead

May my reverence
Be also my exuberant joy
“All you peoples clap your hands;
Shout to God with joyful cries!”

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