Despite all of our afflictions, I am greatly encouraged and overflowing with joy.  – 2 Cor 7:4

Reflection.  St. Paul encouraged us to rejoice in all circumstances.  He wrote those words while he was in prison.  If he can find joy in the midst of such misery, so can you.  Take heart and find the Spirit of Joy residing in you.

Prayer.  Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, life me up beyond my woes and give me joy.