Monday, September 27, 2010

Joy

Joy is not simply a matter of temperament. In the Service of God and souls, it is always hard to be joyful -- all the more reason why we should try to acquire it and make it grow in our hearts.

Joy is prayer, joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net to love by which we catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy. If in the work {she is referring to the Missionaries of Charity's work, but this can be applied to all our lives} you have difficulties and you accept them with joy, with a big smile -- in this, like in any other thing -- they will see your good works and glorify the Father. The best way to show your gratitude is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.

--Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

3 comments:

In the Mix said...

Thank you for sharing this.

Steven317 said...

like!

jmlo said...

Great words.