Be happy … Banish anxiety from your heart and cast off trouble from your presence.  – Eccl 11:9-10

Reflection. The word “happiness” comes from the Greek and means “without pining” — that is, longing for nothing.  God is completely happy, and it is His very nature to share Himself with us.  It pleases Him to help us partake of His happiness.

Prayer. Dear Jesus, deliver me from fear and worry.  Teach me to trust You with my whole heart.  In You I find the happiness I long for, and the peace I need.