Gift of Joy

Reflections for contemplative living

Joy is the first act of divine love and a fruit of the Spirit.  

If we want to increase our joy, we must strive to grow in divine charity and love of God and neighbor.  The practice of goodness is accompanied by spiritual joy and moral beauty. We are given the gift of joy.

What joy it is to be near my creator and place my trust in You. How blessed am I when I die to myself and be one with You.

Lord, thank you for drawing me through joy to love You.

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