We ask for joy, not for pleasure
Pleasure and joy can be seen as synonymous, but if we reflect about it, they are different. Pleasure is more fleeting; joy is more lasting, encompassing, and meaningful.
We should be careful not to conflate the two. What is pleasurable now may lead to suffering later, and what is painful now may lead to joyfulness later.
John 16:23B-28. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-140: MAY 20, 2023]