Joy Filled Life

Some who want to be a good Christian think that life has to be serious and sad. What about joy in being a follower of Christ? Fr. Mike looks upon joy as an exciting topic, amidst so many discouraging things in our lives. We need something to lift us up. Sometimes we forget one of the great messages of Jesus. He came to bring Good News. Fr. Mike looks at Isaiah 61:10, the Magnificat of Mary in Luke, the letter of Paul who says:” …rejoice always”, and the gospel of John chapter 16, when Jesus talks about joy in several ways.
He then talks about things and events that sometimes bring us happiness and joy and other times when times are sad and lacking in joy. What is Jesus’ formula of going from sadness to joy? There is one.