“Your Light Will Break Forth Like The Dawn, And Your Healing Shall Spring Up Speedily”
Greetings once more Friends! Our family visit to seven beautiful countries of Europe was indeed a memorable and unforgettable experience. Family members have returned to various parts of the globe, and we’re back home in Texas and feeling rested, although we miss the more pleasant climate of northern Europe.
This is the sequel to my previous post on physical well-being based upon spiritual principles. Last month we saw three perspectives or relationships which define the human holistic existence. I explained these are not three different parts of man, rather all of life is always articulated through the spiritual man, the social man, and the physical man at the same time revealing the whole man. While man is mortal, he is holistically driven. So, in terms of good health, we cannot take diet alone, or sheer physical fitness, in isolation from the emotional responsibility to the human relationships we are involuntarily compelled to live by on a daily basis.
Medical science has shown conclusively that a high ratio of modern day illnesses and sicknesses are emotionally induced through excessive anxiety and harmful stress. Consider the following statements from the medical community:
“A 30-minute argument with your partner can slow your body’s ability to heal by at least a day. If you argue regularly, that healing time is doubled.”
“Angry outbursts may last only a few minutes, but they can cause surges in blood pressure and heart rate, raising the risk of heart attack by 19 per cent, concludes a study at University College, London. Subtle forms of anger, such as impatience, irritability and grouchiness, damage health, too.”
“When you’re chronically stressed—anger, aggression, hatred, fear, prejudice, anxiety, insecurity, hopelessness, and other negative states that feed the energetic chaos that manifests as physical pain and disease All of these emotions, which we consider to be part of our conscious reality, are derived or produced by stress chemicals.”
“Depression, pessimism and apathy affect our health in several ways. ‘Low mood is linked to low levels of serotonin and dopamine, the feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain,’ says London GP Dr Jane Flemming. ‘Serotonin plays a role in regulating pain perception and could be the reason why 45 per cent of patients with depression also suffer aches and pains.’”
“Sick Man” by by Abel Salazar (Wiki Commons)
You can do your own research on negative emotionally induced thoughts and actions. However, on the opposite side of the spectrum we have these statements:
“When you count your blessings… Feelings of gratitude boost immunity, lower blood pressure and speed healing. Dr Rollin McCraty of the Institute of HeartMath in the US is studying the link between emotions and physical health, and has found that, like love, gratitude and contentment also trigger oxytocin. ‘Oxytocin is secreted by the heart whenever you feel open and connected,’ says McCraty. ‘It switches off stress by causing the nervous system to relax. Oxygenation to tissues increases significantly, as does healing. We’ve found that gratitude is also associated with more harmonious electric activity around both the heart and brain – the very state in which these organs operate most effectively.’”
“Expressing the affectionate feelings you have towards your partner lowers cholesterol levels. A study reported in the journal Human Communication Research showed that when people spent three 20-minute sessions per week writing about loved ones, their cholesterol count fell within five weeks.”
“In a study of the effects of laughter, Dr Lee Berk of Loma Linda University in California discovered that levels of mood-boosting beta-endorphins increased by 27 per cent, while human growth hormone, a substance that aids sleep and cellular repair, rose by 87 per cent. The effects were achieved by watching a humorous film. In another study, the mere anticipation of laughter was enough to reduce levels of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin. Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center found that laughing can reduce the risk of a heart attack by curbing unwanted stress.” (Source: (https://www.psychologies.co.uk/self/the-link-between-emotions-and-health.html)
Healthy Happy Man by Rudy Anderson (Wiki Commons)
The link between human emotions and health is indisputable. Our emotions can heal or inflict sickness upon us which can lead to death. And here is the heart of the matter, what is the source of human emotions which weighs heavily upon our physical and spiritual well-being? The answer: Love! Love is intrinsically emotive. We saw that “God is Love” (1 John 4:8). Therefore, all positive emotional response is actually divine in its origin, and humans display them because they were created in God’s Love-likeness. (Gen.1:26-27). John makes this abundantly clear when he said, “God is love. Whoever lives in Love lives in God, and God in them” (1 John 4:16). The Bible says, “The joy (positive emotion) of the LORD (God/Love) is your strength! (both physical and spiritual)” (Neh.8:10, Italics mine). So being Love (joy) is the most authentic self you can possibly be, because you are created in God’s Love-likeness as “God is Love!” However, we understand that human emotions are not all positive. In the main negative emotions abound and give rise to counterproductive actions which can lead to harmful consequences for our health. How did these two opposing emotions came to be part of the human reality? The answer takes us back to the beginning.
In the beginning God created the first humans – Adam and Eve – and placed them in the Garden of Eden. God planted two trees which symbolized two ways of life. There was the “tree of life” symbolizing God’s way of Love, and there was the “tree of good and evil” which stood for man’s way of fear and rebellion. They symbolically represent two pathways to human life. One stood for God’s way of life, while the other stood for man’s way of deciding for himself what is good and evil contrived through fear. God gave our first parents the freedom to choose between the two trees – we call it human freewill. Humans are given the freedom to choose because liberty is intrinsically bound to Love. The two virtues are opposite sides of the same coin, so to speak. You can’t have Love without freedom, nor freedom without Love. These are two inalienable espects of God’s nature. God desires that His children Love Him freely, not legalistically. You see, we can Love God because the law commands us to (legalism), or we can Love Him because we freely choose to do so (freedom). The difference between the two is like night from day. If you understand and live by it, you will bask in the light of its truth. And so also the other two relationships in life.
Love produces good (“tree of life”). Fear produces evil (“tree of good and evil”). Love stands for honor and moral decency, while fear stands for rebellion and corruption. Fear has an insidious way of masquerading itself as the bearer of good that we cannot fathom just how deeply toxic a role it plays in people’s day-to-day lives. God tells us how fear can be defeated: “Perfect Love drives out fear, for there is no fear in Love…The one who fears is not made perfect in Love.” (1 John 4:18). Thereby, all human emotions stem from the two trees of Eden. Why did God give us the two paths of life to pursue and follow? Think about this, how else can freedom be expressed unless there is a choice to be made? God is not merely about Love; He is also the embodiment of freedom. If Love is the nature of God, then Love is not static, but living, dynamic energy which requires our participation through human freedom. Can we imagine how dull and monotonous life would be if humans behaved and lived like animals with fixed mindless instincts? For such is the dynamic relationship God has called His children to have with Him through human freewill. Humans were given the mind to have dominion over all creation under God to freely care for and Love. (Gen.1:26)
Adam & Eve Exiled from Eden for Eating the Forbidden Fruit (Wiki Commons)
Love is genuine only when it is given freely. Love is authentic when as children of God we are immersed in its energy and dynamism through freedom. A person can be forced to love, but freedom is sacrificed as a consequence, and the person is a prisoner of his/her fear still. We see how the apostle Paul invokes this sacred gift of freedom, admonishing us, “Be very careful, then, how you live (choose) – not as unwise but as wise” (Eph.5:15, italics mine). The ancient king Solomon exhorted us likewise, being more to the point, “Be careful what you think (choose), because your thoughts run your life” (Prov.4:23, NCV, italics mine). What has thoughts to do with our emotions? All our words and actions are manufactured in our minds by way of our thought process. We are not mechanical devices like robots. We were created with a mind like God to live like Him through the choices we make. The way we choose to live begins in the evolution of our thoughts and driven by our emotions and vice versa. At times we are compelled to do something in a certain way but our feelings may lay elsewhere. Yet, it is vital that the two must be in alignment and travel hand-in-hand or else stress will clog our lives if the thought/emotion conflict persists. There are no bad emotions, only the way we think about and judge them. Hence, our reasoning process is vital to weighing our options to help us align our thoughts and emotions and set them toward the same three-pronged goal in human relationships.
All our thoughts are interlocked with our emotions and produce our words and behaviors. We are constantly reacting to the circumstance and information that bombard us each and every day. And it behooves us to ask: as humans made in the image of the Creator, how are we using our freedoms to choose or reject the type of information we receive on a daily basis and center them on Love and not fear. One thing is certain: we ought to know the thoughts we must esteem, store, and guard from corrupt influences. These are thoughts that promote the three relationships about life which are the basis for health and longevity: Love for God, Love for community, and Love for the physical/material world around us. But how does a person immerse his good thoughts and intentions with positive emotions so they can be mobilized around the three-pronged relationship in life? To think good thoughts is one thing, but to give it the emotion-filled life it deserves is another matter altogether. How does one get passionate about God, community, and the physical world at large? Let me delve a moment into an analogy as a sidebar to this topic. I believe you’ll find it relevant and hopefully illuminating.
I will dwell a little on the analogy of the prism as it relates to our topic. We may compare human life to a clear glass prism with a triangular three-sided shape. You and I were created to see life through the prism of the three relationships. The prism stands for human life, and its triangular shape represents the triune relationships he/she is born with and articulated through the spiritual, communal, and physical/material relationships in every-day life. When light enters the prism at a right angle it reflects off of the base and causes the neutral light to burst into a single three-colored rainbow beam. Only humans, in all of creation was made to reflect this indivisible three-colored beam (triune relationship) mirroring the Creator’s image.
The neutral light stands for knowledge which the prism (human mind) receives. The ‘right angle’ at which light enters the prism typifies how knowledge and information enters the human mind and is sifted and evaluated so their true meaning is decrypted, or rightly angled (utilized), with the aim of cultivating and sustaining the three relationships of life. Bear in mind, neutral light can pass straight through a prism with zero effect. Light must be made to enter at the proper angle in order to produce the rainbow beam. Finally, when the colored rainbow beam burst forth on the other side of the prism, which I call beam of enlightenment, we have the symbolism of an enlightened humanity fulfilling its role in the created order.
White Light Dispersed by Prism Creating Rainbow Beam (Wiki Commons)
The prism’s magnificent tri-colored rainbow beam is emitted from an energy source. Light will pass neutrally through the prism provided there’s energy to make the rainbow beam possible. Humanly speaking, that energy source which miraculously turns neutral light (information) into a rainbow beam (triune relationship) is God’s Love. We saw earlier that all our thoughts are inseparably intertwined and energized by the human emotions which charges and initiate all our words and behaviors. So, Love is positive passion (emotion) and is the energy which converts neutral light (thought) into its tri-colored rainbow beam (triune relationship). The Bible states “without Love we are nothing” (1 Cor.13:1-4). To put it another way, without an energy source (Love) we can’t convert neutral light (information) into the divine rainbow beam for people to bask in and enjoy.
Let’s dive deeper. Love’s energy is expressed through its emotional magnetism. Love is both a noun (name) and a verb (activity). It is not our human narrative of love, but the very divine Love of God. As a noun the Bible says, “God is Love” (1 John 4:8). We can utter that passage interchangeably, “Love is God,” or “God is Love,” it means the same thing and identifies God’s name. As a verb, Love is expressed affectionally so that its power is articulated through emotional energy: Love for God, Love for community, and Love the physical world around us. So, in order for the prism (man) to break forth with the beam of enlightenment, the prism (man) itself has to be made of Love. In other words, as humans we ourselves have to become Love as “God is Love” in order to bring about the desired effect in divine/human relationships. This is made possible because humans were created and exist in His Love-likeness. (1 John 4:8, 16; Gen.1:26-27)
The Bible shows how Love is converted to positive emotional energy: Love’s energy becomes real when humans live by and produce Love’s fruits in life. We use these Love-fruits to first internalize (personalize) and then externalize (materialize) them to the three perspectives (relationships) of human life: the spiritual (divine), the social (communal), and the material (physical). These Love-fruits, whenever it is lived and put into action, shows us the divine Love in its living energetic form in human life. Paul was inspired to reveal these Love-fruits so humanity is not left in the dark, nor be without excuse about them. (see 1 Cor.13:5-12).
Here is a summary of God’s Love-fruits from the Bible: *patience, *kindness, *contentedness, *the fruit of being modest and unboastful, *humility, *the fruit of honor, *the fruit of unselfishness, *the fruit of calmness and dignity, *the fruit of forgiveness and compassion, *the fruit of delighting in good and shunning evil, *the fruit of tolerance, *the fruit of responsibility, *the fruit of enduring hope, *the fruit of steadfast perseverance, *joy, *peace, *goodness, *faith, *gentleness, *self-control, *the fruit of zeal and spiritual fervor, *The fruit of gratitude and thankfulness, *the fruit of friendship, *the fruit of sharing and generosity, *the fruit of prayerfulness, *the fruit of hospitality, etc. (1 Cor.13; also Gal.5:22-23; Rom.12:9-21; Col.3:12-15) Every one of these fruits requires humans to engage and apply their emotional energies to put them into action. For example, can a person be “patient” unless he/she has prepared the emotions to “suffer long” (calmness) in a situation that requires this specific fruit? So, what we see here is the very emotional energy (fruits) of Love that turns neutral light (information) into the rainbow beam which bring healing to both the spiritual and physical person and those around him/her.
Now, these fruits act like a sieve in the mind to identify good and useful information on one hand, and bad and worthless information on the other. The good is used to convert neutral light to the tri-colored rainbow beam, and the bad is discarded. Again, without these Love-fruits we are nothing, that is to say, we cannot switch on the rainbow-colored energy to produce a new dawn of renewal in the divine/communal/physical relationship. Love’s fruits are the only reliable filter through which we evaluate and sanitize all the myriads of information we receive on a daily basis to produce the beams to enlighten our paths daily in the three relationships.
Like the Rainbow Colors of the Prism, this Equally Colorful Fruit Basket Symbolize the Divine Love-Fruits That Feeds Humanity with the Three Relationships (Pic: Wiki Commons)
These divine Love-fruits speaks volumes and gives us a peek into the different tones and application of God’s Love. These fruits reveal the holy emotions of the trinitarian God. These are not emotions of a fallen human being, they reveal the divine passion and desire of how God lives ‘naturally’ and intuitively. These fruits are supposed to be seen bearing on each of our human “tree of life,” and were foreordained to be freely and lavishly given away (Love) as food for others to feed upon, energized with, and refreshed by, in the three human relationships. These Love-fruits are not laws we legalistically obey, but rather they spring from the depths of our innermost heart and being in Christ. (Rom.8:12-13) They are not knowledge that puffs up the ego, but gems to inspire creativity for the greater good. (1 Cor.8:1) They are not nuggets of wisdom to promote man’s self-righteous image, but seeds to sow and gather unimaginable blessings shaped by self-sacrifice. (Eccl.1:16-18) They are not tools for exploiting others, quite the contrary they reflect the personal obligation we owe our common humanity because we bear the likeness of the divine nature (Love). (Rom.13:8; Luk.12:15; Gen.1:26-27) They are not ‘instincts’ which control us like the animal kingdom is governed by its inflexible instinct, no, humans must make up their minds and choose. (Gen.1:25) Without Love we will live like people with empty superficial lives whose designs will come to nought. (1 Cor.13:1-3; Eccl.2:22-23) The Love-fruits tells us how God, in His Tri-Personal Being as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, have lived eternally in One unified shared experience as God. These Love-fruits spring out of their innermost Being as God. God lives this way spontaneously without any compulsion nor compunction whatsoever.
While the “tree of life” is crammed-full and overflowing with its colorful ripened fruits, human beings are also blessed by the Creator with gifts and talents inherited naturally at birth. Just as the Triune Godhead is diverse but inextricably interwoven (unified/one) in the Father, Son and Spirit, so all the varied human gifts and talents replicate the divine trinitarian diversity. (Gen.1:26-27) No one human being possesses all human talent exclusively unto himself/herself. Only God is supreme and has conferred all human gifts, both physical and spiritual in His Son, Jesus. (see Jam.1:17; Eph.4:8; Col.2:2-3, 9-10) So, God has distributed talents and skills in all humanity so that gifts are as diverse as there are people. That’s God’s idea and reflects His generous triune nature. For instance, we are not all gifted as lepidopterist, so we turn to one who will inform and teach us about butterflies. What you and I may lack, there is someone who has what it takes (talent) to lend a helping hand. This is God’s way of evoking relationships in the three human perspectives.
This mind-blowing truth about the beauty of our humanity is manifested in the vast array of human gifts God has so marvelously conferred upon and dispersed in all of mankind. When mankind appreciates that only through unity and oneness in our human diversity, then will we live up to our true human potential as the Creator’s predestined purpose for us. And here is how Love (God) and the human personhood (giftedness) interface with each other: all our abilities and gifts were intended to be transported on the backs of the Spirit’s Love-fruits. (Rom.5:5; 1 Cor.13) Also, all our varied gifts speaks openly about the different emotional needs we have, and they are all satisfied on the backs of the divine Love-fruits complementing each other. Only then will our humanity form a beautifully dazzling tapestry of Love with the three relationships serving as its triangular capstone. (If you wish, you may do some further reading on the subject about gifts at: http://bulamanriver.net/2185)
Of course, these Love-fruits have their opposites and conflicting fruits, just as there are positive and negative emotional energies. The Love-fruits are harvested from the “tree of life,” and their competing fruits are born from the “tree of good and evil.” (Because of limited space, you may go to http://bulamanriver.net/9199 to read more about Love and its conflicting forbidden fruits) Consider, there is good in the forbidden fruit as well as evil. But the issue is really about motivation. Jesus said, “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit…Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them” (Matt.7:18, 16, ESV). So we ask, is Love the driver of the so-called good? We may have seen or heard of people who have done something good with the intention of getting what they want in return. That is what fear does – it gives to get. God devalues the human ‘good’ that’s contrived in our fallen nature and calls it “filthy rags” (see Isa.64:6).
But Love is not that way. Love’s motivation is to give and expect nothing in return. Love gives without reservation because it is in its nature to be generous and to give of its fruits and never stop giving! Our earth is the most fabulous blue marble hanging like a jewel around the neck of our interplanetary universe, and we never doubt for a moment our God’s unfathomable Love for humanity and His creation. The Bible states, “God Loves a cheerful giver” because giving reflects His generous nature. (2 Cor.9:7) Love is not about being served, but to serve. On the other hand, fear wants to be served and be in control. But “control” proceeds from the tree with the forbidden fruit where man usurps the authority to decide for himself/herself what is “right/good and wrong/evil.” Ultimately, sovereignty and control over good and evil belongs in the realm of the divine and is God’s prerogative. Yet, God is not a control freak as if He is some kind of tyrannical despot. Though God commands sovereignty over humanity and all creation, He is also a Loving heavenly Father who, out of the abundance of His Love has given us many of His precious promises to show He cares about every aspect of human life. (2 Pet.1:4) Therein lies the conviction and confidence that believers have about this human life and the afterlife (immortality) that God’s promises provides for us. (You may read of God’s many promises at: http://bulamanriver.net/11339)
Jesus was invited to a banquet and had some useful advice about Love for His host, “And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment. But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous” (Luk.14:12-14). If you and I were to give to someone who will repay us in some form or another, that is not Love. We call that a trade. Some want to get even more than they give. But God wants us to be on the lookout for settings where His Love can be best served and accomplished in the three relationships. With God, nothing goes unnoticed and those who give out of a caring and helpful attitude will be rewarded, and those who give with a self-centered motive will face God’s judgment. (Luk.14:12-14)
The Human Mind – Manufacturer of Thoughts & Emotions (Wiki Commons)
As humans we desire a life where we can feel safe and secure. That is a legitimate human and natural aspiration. The most common means used to achieve that aim is through success, abundance, and influence. However, there’s an authentic route to that ambition than is commonly pursued, because the truth be told there are only two tools we can utilize our gifts and talents to achieve that end: Love or fear. There is no middle ground, there are no other tools. Jesus said, “Listen carefully to what I am saying—and be wary of the shrewd advice (knowledge/information) that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity (Love) begets generosity. Stinginess (fear) impoverishes” (Mark 4:24-25, Italics mine, The Message translation). Jesus gives us insight about a vital aspect of God’s Love we’re often blind to and ignore: Love is His divine power which begets equally potent fruit/seed with which a person can invest to produce success and abundance in this life, and more so with comprehensive eternal rewards. (see Matt.6:19-21; 31-34) Love disciplines us to weigh our options in the two choices we are given. The unrivaled way to genuine security and abundance, both in this life and eternally, is the fruits we choose to utilize our gifts in life. (Matt.7:13-14)
Christ’s death on the cross was the ransom paid (generosity) by God the Father to save and bring humanity into His eternal presence. (Mark.10:45; John 3:16) The Bible is full of God’s promises as it relates to security and abundance, like the Psalmist’s passage which says, “Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires” (Psa.37:3-4). Another promise pertaining to abundance and stress, says, “The blessing of the LORD brings (true) wealth, without painful toil (stress) for it” (Prov.10:22, Italics mine). Yet another promise affecting our security says, “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psa.91:11). Yes, this is the promise of guardian angels who possess the power to defend and protect you. So we abide in His Love waiting for the Lord’s direction and are careful not to take matters in our own hands (control) and decide for ourselves the ‘good’ and/or evil path to abundance, security, and influence, with no thought for God’s Love. (Psa.27:14)
In an archetypical way, Jesus takes His hearers back to the two trees of Eden, saying, “Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them” (Matt.7:16-20, ESV). In other words, a person cannot fake his/her underlying motivation. Jesus said, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luk.45). The ‘heart’ speaks of a person’s motives and attitude to life, it is either Love, or it is not, it is that simple. If a human gift is not sitting on the back of Love, then it is riding on the back of rebellion and fear. Which tree do we sit under from which we feed upon?
I will close with a note about the title of this post as shown at the heading above. It is a quote taken from a Bible passage in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 58 and Verse 8: “Then your light shall break forth like a dawn and your healing will quickly appear.” You will appreciate I have taken “light” and correlated it with the three-colored rainbow beam emitted by the prism. And the word “healing” is likened to the prism’s rainbow beaming emotional health in the three human relationships we have been divinely called to live and exercise in life. If we examine the context surrounding this verse in Isaiah, it is abundantly clear that God’s indictment upon the people of Israel was unmistakable: they had forsaken the human triune relationship and the prophet called attention to the error of the people’s ways and counselled them to change.
If they had hearkened and done what was expected, God said, “Your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame (healing and health). You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail” (Isa. 58:10-11, Italics mine). The correlation between healthy emotions through the three relationships and good health, both spiritual and physical, is apparent.
Finally, God’s counsel for humanity has boomed loud and clear across the ages to this day, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deut.30:19). May God bless you with the faith to make the right choice for you and your Loved ones.
In my next installment I will answer why as fallen humans descended from Adam, we can never pretend to be something we are not. And that is why God sent His Son Jesus, the second Adam, to save humanity from the way of rebellion which leads to destruction, and offer mankind the path to humanity’s salvation. (1 Cor.15:45; John 3:16-17) John tells us about the centrality of Jesus in our discussion today, “But if we are living in the (prism’s) light, as God (Love) is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin (all forms of negativism and affliction)” (1 John 1:7, Italics mine).
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ by Andreas F. Borchert (Wiki Commons)
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Until we meet again in my next post, may the blessings of the God who ceaselessly expresses Himself in His dependable Triune Love, be with you always. May the Spirit enliven your spirit and make all things concerning you possible as you live the “Triune Life”* in the person of Jesus’ “Immanuel humanity.” Be strong in the Lord’s joy.
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