When I live in my head, I live in a prison of whirling thoughts cut off from others and God.
If I go deeper into my being and live in my human emotions, in pain or in self-manufactured “happiness”, I end up stuck as a victim of others and in my sinful, independent self.
However, if I allow God to draw me even deeper into my core, united to Him, joy springs up automatically.
Now I exist in a state of effortless prayer connected to God. Living in my spirit , as a child of God, I am in my true self.
This joy is the contagious Presence of the Holy Spirit, blessing others with a taste of the Father’s love.
“Joy IS a net of love which you can catch souls”- Mother Teresa
“Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness, and that is where death is,” he said. “Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!” (Pope Francis during the Easter vigil.)
If you want to get warm you move near the fire. If you want joy, peace, eternal life, you must get close to what has them. ~C. S. Lewis
“God made us for joy.” ~ Pope John Paul II
If you want to get warm you move near the fire. If you want joy, peace, eternal life, you must get close to what has them. ~C. S.