by Sr Nunother
Recently, I discussed with a group of sisters the most important qualities in a leader. One member of the group suggested exceedingly abundant joy. Huh? I was puzzled and lobbied that it would never be on my list. I’m not even sure I know what joy is, let alone the exceedingly abundant type. Exceedingly abundant practicality, maybe. The Lauds reading this past Sunday caught my attention. I listened to an informative dissertation on the Wedding Feast at Cana. How interesting. Jesus, a true leader, chose a wedding to perform his first miracle. He could have healed a leper, calmed a storm, walked on water, or raised someone from the dead. Instead, he chose a joyful occasion — a wedding — and deemed it important enough to mark the beginning of his public ministry. Is it trivial that he changed water into wine, or rather a statement on the importance of joy in our lives? I think my friend of the exceedingly abundant joy is much wiser than I.