Let the mountains shout for joy before the Lord.  He comes to govern the earth with justice.  – Ps 98:8-9

Reflection.  Joy is not attained through self-indulgence, or a life of religious posturing.  It is certainly not found in anxious activity.  Joy flows from our relationship with God.  Joy comes from the Lord.  He communicates it to us.  We merely respond to the promptings of His Spirit.

Prayer.  Fill me, Jesus, with your joyful Spirit that I may truly know Your strength.  Lift up my heart with gladness.