Like a recipe that requires certain ingredients, so does life in its understanding. In order to feel the wholeness, one must be able to feel the sum of its parts. Sorrow has as much significance as joy. Although joy is the most sought after feeling, if that was all we felt, something would still be missing that propelled us to desire that feeling. With a heart felt desire, one can truly feel the luxury of wellness and euphoria. Our understanding of life would be accomplished through our suffering and couldn’t be from our gladness alone.
The deeper sorrow carves its way into our being, the more room it leaves for the joy to enter. The sum of these two ingredients is most essential, while only one part alone isn’t enough to truly feel the wholeness that we need to feel the Holy Spirit working through us.