We play for the joy of playing. No ulterior motive. No grand purpose. No hidden agenda. Just the joy of being in the moment.

We lose track of time during playtime, because it’s a timelessness time, a taste of eternity. We can feel fully alive and experience the abundance of life Jesus promises (Jn. 10:10). Study can be playful. Service can be playful. Even worship and prayer can be playful.

Life itself is play, Shakespeare suggests, and we merely players. Dare we say it? Play is, or can be, the opening through which the Holy Spirit takes hold of us. So, let’s keep dancing!