For everything there is a season, … a time to weep, and a time to laugh.  – Eccl 3:1, 4

Reflection.  After giving a homily on joy, I often given the congregation this advice: “If you have the slightest bit of joy in your heart, please notify your face.”  St. Teresa of Avila put it another way, “God, deliver me from sullen Saints.”

Prayer.  Dear Lord, help me to realize that the time to smile is right now.