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Christian joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit

“Christian joy is not simply enjoyment; it isn’t fleeting lightheartedness. Instead, Christian joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit: it is having one’s heart ever joyful because the Lord has triumphed, the Lord reigns, the Lord is at the right hand of the Father, the Lord has looked at me and sent me and given me his grace and has made me a child of the Father.  This is what ‘Christian joy’ really is.”—Pope Francis

Reflection:
Pope Francis makes the distinction between joy that is simple enjoyment and joy that is a gift of the Holy Spirit. In spite of all life’s tribulations is your heart joyful? Are you able to differentiate between lightheartedness and Christian joy?

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