Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘joy’

Don’t Depend on What Happens

Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.

– Br. David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Be Joyful!Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.

Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.

– Wendell Berry

 

 

 

We Are Filled with Joy!

Today is the 5th Sunday of Lent. Like last week, our Responsorial Psalm gives us a phrase that we can hold with us throughout the week.

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy. 

– from Psalm 126

Nothing can fill my heart with joy like poppies can!!

Nothing can fill my heart with joy like poppies can!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

Christmas is a celebration of Joy/Emmanuel/God with Us. Joy living among us. And so, as on all the days of Christmas, we celebrate the Coming of Joy into our lives.

It is good and joyful to live on this earth!

It is good and joyful to live on this earth!

Henceforth humanity has the right to know that it is good to be human, good to live on this earth, good to have a body, because God in Jesus chose and said “yes” to our humanity. Or as we Franciscans love to say, “incarnation is already Redemption.” The problem is solved. Now go and utterly enjoy all remaining days. Not only is it “Always Advent,” but every day can now be Christmas because the one we thought we were just waiting for has come once and for all.

– Richrd Rohr, OFM, from Preparing for Christmas

Joy and Pain

Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous.

– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom

la_bamba_2012_pat_247

With Delight I Rejoice in God

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm is from the Psalm 13

With delight I rejoice in the Lord.

Though I trusted in your mercy,
let my heart rejoice in your salvation.

With delight I rejoice in the Lord.

Let me sing of the LORD, “God has been good to me.”

With delight I rejoice in the Lord.

 

Gratitude and Wanting What We Have

Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances.
– Timothy Miller,
author of How to Want What You Have

If we could remember this, and put it into practice, we would find the joy and the peace we seek.

The peace of the Bolinas Lagoon