A cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast. – Prov 15:15

Reflection. Some people are put off by the emphasis on good cheer, and I understand that.  They know that the real life of the Spirit has little to do with emotional enjoyment sought for its own sake, even if it is enjoyment of the loftiest kind.  But that does not mean our religion should make us stodgy.

Prayer. O Lord, help me to understand that You love a cheerful giver.  Grant me the grace of a cheerful heart.