He died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him Who for their sake died and was raised to life.  – 2 Cor 5:15

Reflection.  In His sacrifice we begin to penetrate the mystery of spiritual joy.  Jesus on the very night before His Passion and Death said, “I have revealed these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete” (Jn 15:11).

Prayer.  Jesus, help me to grow deeper in my understanding of this truth.  By dying to myself, I will find the gateway to a greater immersion in Your life of joy and peace.