This is the day that the Lord has made; let us exult and rejoice in it.  – Ps 118:24

Reflection.  Did you know that the central message of Christianity is joy?  Pope John Paul II said, “Christ came to bring joy; joy to children, joy to parents, joy to families and friends, joy to the sick and elderly.  Christ came to bring joy to all people; go therefore and become messengers of joy.”

Prayer.  Dear Jesus, help me to choose joy as the dominant motif of my life.