Psalms 4:8 But you have given my heart more joy than they have when grain and wine abound.
This struck me in the Sunday readings and stayed with me. Jesus gives us joy! He wants us to be joyful! I am called to live in joy!
How is this possible when I keep hearing of such tragedies, innocent people being killed, another boat full of immigrants sinking, wars, hunger, homelessness everywhere...and yet, we are all given the joy of the Risen Jesus.
The translation is different for Psalm 4 in my Mass book: "you put gladness into my heart."
I like this and can imagine Jesus pouring gladness into my heart as I feel His joy - being grateful brings joy!