Several years ago, Fr. Ross, who was then our pastor, gave a homily on delight.
He spoke about the verse in Psalm 149:4: The Lord takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory.
Fr. Ross spoke about the word delight and how we delight the Lord. And, what exactly is delight? And, what delights us?
For some reason this sermon and the question have been popping into my thoughts for several days now. Delight is defined as extreme satisfaction, joy, rapture, something that gives great pleasure or even the archaic the power of affording great pleasure. So, I've been pondering the things the delight me:
The belly laugh of a child. Seeing the world anew through the eyes of a child. The deep hearty laughter of men. The fierce hug of a friend. The smile of a stranger. A butterfly flitting about in the yard. A bright wildflower on the side of the road. Gentle, autumn sun gilting ripe fields of grain in gold. A hammock, a breeze and a good book. :-)).
What delights you??