Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Life of Joy

A life of joy is the most delightful fruit of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus...."We only do that well which we do with joy" (St. Thomas). If, then, we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and to them--"servite in laetitia." Oh, let us do this, and not change the nature of things--God is joy; true devotion is joy; love is joy; sacrifice is the source of joy; the Cross itself is the condition of solid joy. Let us, then, open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward, and fear nothing. Let us always rejoice and ever advance in love and in joy.

~ Love, Peace and Joy by the Reverend André Prévot Share

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Today I saw a mother with her beautiful young son who had Cerebral Palsy. He seemed totally unaware of his handicap and was happily climbing up the park slide to the best of his ability. People looked upon him with pity, but I envied his total joy.