May all who seek You rejoice in You and be jubilant.  May those who love Your salvation cry out forever, “The Lord be magnified.”  – Ps 40:17

Reflection. The word “joy” conjures up images of celebration, full-bodied laughter, or feelings of enchantment.  But there is another dimension.  Joy is essentially a share in God’s inmost Being.  God is perfectly whole, needing nothing for completion.  He possesses in Himself the fullness of Being and Life.  Joy is God’s life.

Prayer. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your promise of eternal joy.  Please allow me the privilege of living joyfully right now.