Far be it, Lord, far be it from the heart of Thy servant who here confesseth unto Thee, far be it, that, be the joy what it
may, I should therefore think myself happy. For there is a joy which is not given to the ungodly, but to those who love Thee
for Thine own sake, whose joy Thou Thyself art. And this is the happy life, to rejoice to Thee, of Thee, for Thee; this is
it, and there is no other. For they who think there is another, pursue some other and not the true joy. Yet is not
their will turned away from some semblance of joy.