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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Living in joy

The third attitude that Pope Francis spoke of in his homily is: "living in joy". He said, "if we walk in hope, allowing ourselves to be surprised by the new wine that Jesus offers us, we have joy in our hearts, and we cannot fail to be witnesses of this joy. Christians are joyful; they are never gloomy. God is at our side. We have a Mother who always intercedes for the life of her children, for us, ....
Jesus has shown us that the face of God is that of a loving Father. Sin and death have been defeated. Christians cannot be pessimists! They do not look like someone in constant mourning. If we are truly in love with Christ and if we sense how much he loves us, our hearts will 'light up' with a joy that spreads to everyone around us."

So, let us show our joy to all for Christ loves each of us and wants us to be joyful! We also can reflect with Mary today to see how we can give Jesus joy. Jesus told us that He always does what is pleasing to the Father. One way to give joy to Jesus is to do always what is pleasing to Him. Mary will help each of us to know what we can do this very day to please Jesus. 

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