i always liked the office of personhood because we could do something, putting ourselves in that office. here, in sonship, we must depend on someone else to do that for us by enjoying us enjoying our joy.
i would dare to say there was little of that growing up. my authorities in school for the next 12 years were very strict nuns who reinforced my own sense of failure. my world became shaped by my peers and my heroes were lead singers in rock bands (i saw the stones in concert twice). most of it is a blur.
somewhere in it all God had his hand on me big time. i really shouldn't be here at all. thru it al, the faces and flavors of pain have shaped me but discovering joy is what is changing me. this teaching is a gold mine for me.