Seth was so happy now Dinah was in the house that he could not help thinking her presence was worth purchasing with a life in which grief incessantly followed upon grief; but the next moment he reproached himself--it was almost as if he were rejoicing in
his father's sad death.
On the one hand, Jesus praises the Jews for rejoicing in
Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ comes from a theologian who was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer before he was forty, and who began struggling with the typical questions about God's presence and intention in the face of life-threatening disaster.
By rejoicing in
summary executions and state sponsored assassinations, we are proving that we can no longer lay claim to the moral high ground.
In explaining this parable, Jesus said that 'there will be more rejoicing in
heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.' St.
"To live happily is simply to rejoice in the truth; the very joy in the truth is happiness itself." Ficino thus encouraged Cavalcanti, "Be happy, my good Giovanni; but to be happy, rejoice truly; and that you may rejoice truly, rejoice in the truth." Because absolute truth was divine light, while derived truth merely reflected that splendor, rejoicing in
the truth required the love of God for his own sake and everything else for the sake of God.(111) This traditional version of Christian joy, inspired by Neoplatonism, was not expressed in laughter, however.