Do you ever get the sensation that joy is piercing your heart? It is pain and it is joy and it is fleeting. Moments when you hear a chord struck, lyric sung, a vision of a full moon on a clear night or reading a word and your breath is taken away. It is a real physical pain. I am stunned when I feel it and I lament it passes so quickly. I am thankful for the experience and know that it is pure grace - and yet, I continue to end up sinning against those I love. Pathetic.