"We are called to know and show that God is able to fill our hearts to the brim with happiness; that we need not seek happiness elsewhere; that the authentic fraternity found in our communities increases our joy;and that our total self-giving in service to the Church, to families, to the elderly and the poor, brings us life-long personal fulfillment." That is a long quote from Pope Francis who expects us to live in joy!
No matter what difficulties we face, we can radiate joy as Christ is with us and we find our joy in Him!
Now, the Pope is counting on us "to wake up the world"! As religious, we follow the Lord in a special way, in a prophetic way. We are to be "prophets who witness to how Jesus lived on earth."
"Prophets receive from God the ability to scrutinize the times in which they live and to interpret events: they are like sentinels who keep watch in the night and sense the coming of the dawn."
How am I waking up the world?