This is the Day!"

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

The Christian religion has often been criticized for being too otherworldly -- for putting too much emphasis on the life that lies beyond the grave, and too little emphasis on the life that is here and now. The Christian religion, it is claimed, offers the believer only "pie in the sky," while providing little joy in the work-a-day world in which we live. What shall we say to this?