The Essence Of Joy: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Beaumont Alberta Canada-  By Mark Pickup- John Keats (1795-1821) said, “I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had time, I would have made myself remembered.”  He underestimated the impact of his short life. Although John Keats suffered from tuberculosis and died at the age of 25, he is generally considered to be one of England’s greatest poets. His poetry is unparalleled in dignity, melody and sheer richness of imagery.

Attitude of gratitude

Most of us will never be great poets or even remembered for very long after we die. But each of us can, if we choose, “love the principle of beauty in all things.” Each of us can perpetuate the ideal of looking for beauty in all things, by setting an example for others.

It’s all a matter of how we look at life. If we look for the ugliness in all things we will find it: If we look for the beauty in all things, we will find that too.

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  1. Yes, yes, yes! What does it matter if it only takes 25 years, if you find the Lord which is the reason for being here on earth in the first place!

    I sang this song many times since 1989, but only recently do I have the (Catholic evangelist) perspective of singing it directly to Him now, alive in my life as a real presence, real every moment of time:

    Here’s how I used to sing it:

    “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
    Look full into His wonderful face.
    And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
    In the light of His glory and grace.”

    Now, this is my new song:

    “As I turn my eyes upon you, Jesus
    And behold Your wonderful face,
    Then the things of the world appear strangely dim,
    In the Light of Your Glory and Grace. – Thank You, Jesus!

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