The root of joy is gratefulness…it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
Br. David Steindl-Rast
Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having
The love between my husband George and his developmentally disabled brother Greg is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. It is a love freely given, which, as C.S. Lewis points out, is the only kind worth having.