Rejoice always; … for this is the Will of God for you in Christ Jesus.  – 1 Thes 5:16

Reflection.  St. Paul said, “Rejoice always” (1 Thes 5:16).  William Shakespeare said, “A light heart lives long.”  Jesus explained it this way, “In this world you will have many problems, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world” (Jn 16:33).  Cheerfulness is the sunshine of the soul.

Prayer.  Dear God, help me to be more light-hearted and happy.