Jane Porter: Redoubled Brightness

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Happy are the people whose God is the LORD. Psalm 144:15b

“Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms, without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. Happiness is not perfected till it is shared.”

Jane Porter (1776-1850) in Day’s Collacon, compiled and arranged by Edward Parsons Day (New York: IPPO, 1884) 358.

When we share happiness generously, it is not diminished but radiant with redoubled brightness.

Had dinner with Sophie last night. She’s the daughter every father dreams about. She shares happiness wherever she goes. I marvel at how she radiates the love of God.

I pray that is true of each of us today. That like mirrors we reflect happiness and joy.

I am headed to Cape Town, South Africa, today to orient a new staff member. I’m excited. It will take two days to get there. God help me share happiness with people on the way.