Sweetening Our Pleasures
BY EDWARD LEIGH PELL
The simple folk of Cana won immortaldistinction by inviting Jesus to share theirpleasures. It was a beautiful thing to do,though I imagine if they had really knownwho he was they would have been just likethe rest of us — they would not have in-vited him. How quick we are to invite theSon of God to the house of mourning, andyet who thinks of inviting him to the houseof rejoicing? We share with him ourpains, but never our pleasures. We feelthe need of him in our troubles, but we feelthat we can get along in our sunny hoursI 34 The Life Worth Whilewithout him. At any rate we do not seehow he can help us. And so it happensthat even in the most innocent pleasures of life we manage to get along without hispresence.We even leave him out of the pleasuresof the home. And yet he who had no placeto lay his head dearly loved a home. Forhe believed in the home, and in all thoserelationships which make the home — v/hichopen our hearts; which awaken love andsympathy and sacrifice; which make uspatient and forbearing; v/hich give present joy and turn our thoughts to never-fading joys.