Rejoice insofar as you are partakers of the sufferings of Christ, that you may also rejoice with exultation in the revelation of His glory.  – 1 Pet 4:13

Reflection.  Decide to be happy in Christ’s love.  Pope John Paul II said, “True, you cannot always be healthy or successful, but you can always be with Christ and find strength at His side.

Prayer.  O Lord, give me perspective during the trials of my life, and humility during my successes.  Fill me with Your Spirit of joy both in good times and in bad, for You are my only true joy.