Con mucho gusto!


With much pleasure. How many things to we do with pleasure, with much pleasure? The question is does pleasure have us or do we do with pleasure. Those are two different things.


You can eat a meal and be satisfied, but eating with pleasure is another dimention.
The same goes for drinking wine, or even smoking a cigar. (pictures deleted)

The Bible talks about giving with pleasure. Take a look at Judges 8:25 for example. I looked up "con much gusto" in a Spanish concordance and found this one:
Con mucho gusto te los daremos le contestaron.
English translation:
They answered, "We'll be glad to give them."
con mucho gusto = we'll be glad to = with much pleasure
The word "gusto" is the word that gastronome and gourmet come from: A connoisseur of good food and drink; a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink).

So, I could say, "come dine with me", and you might say, "with much pleasure", or "it would be my pleasure". Also, After being thanked for a wonderful time together, I might say, "it was my pleasure".

I see the two things coming together in this phrase, "con mucho gusto". It's the same feeling of pleasure that you might have from delicious, fine tasting food or drink; but the feeling comes from serving or giving. Giving or serving with much pleasure.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." I Cor. 10:31

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