Be glad in the Lord and rejoice … ; shout for joy, all you upright of heart.  – Ps 32:11

Reflection. The Lord is aware that life, with its many sorrows, is a penance.  One of the greatest sorrows is not to be a joyful, holy Saint.  We pine for paradise; this yearning for God will always be with us.

Prayer. Lord, no matter what I do, it is only through You that I do it.  Enable me to work as if all depended on me and pray as if all depended on You — and to be joyful in the process.