1 John 1:4
And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.
I remember a friend of mine who had gone far into what is called "a life of pleasure" telling me, when he became a Christian, that what surprised him most of all was this — he had always looked on religion as a burden which he knew he ought to carry, but he found that it was something that carried him and his burden too. He said also that he had enjoyed in a single week after he was a Christian more real pleasure than in all the years he had devoted to what is termed the pursuit of pleasure. I am convinced this is the view of religion needed in a great city where the individual is lost in the great multitude.
(James Stalker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.