It belongs to the devil and his followers to be sad; we, on the contrary, ought always to rejoice in the Lord. – Saint Francis
Don’t you find miserable people everywhere you go…
⁃ your son
⁃ Your in laws
⁃ Your siblings
⁃ the check out clerk
⁃ The gas station clerk that worked all night shift
⁃ Your boss who got in a fight with his son
⁃ Your coworker who is waiting for test results
⁃ Your neighbor who is worried about paying bills
⁃ The guy in traffic, is late for work
How can we minister to these people?
Smile at them!
Be kind, be patient, tell them you are not in a hurry, listen to them, say a quick prayer for them.
But most of all be cheerful.
It is like a balm on chronic wounds.
Pair this with “Lord let something Sacred happen today ,”
And see what the day unfolds!!
A world without God needs you to bring it to them.
Try to be a love song for others today.
Especially your children and your spouse. You are the heart of your home. If your heart is broken, seek healing. Your family needs you.
Below is the Bible Verses and notes about Joy that may touch you.
“Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord is your strength!” (Nehemiah 8: 10).
The power of joy is unbelievable. Do you know that you can have a powerful ministry of joy or cheerfulness?
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4: 4). Joy is contagious. Spread it freely.
St Philip Neri, gifted evangelizer, also known as Apostle of Rome, founder of the the Oratorians was noted for his ministry of cheerfulness. Just by being joyful and cheerful, he attracted many souls to Christ.
Joyfulness or cheerfulness is so easy to notice in people. This is why many spiritual writers have identified it as the sure mark of the Holy Spirit in a soul.
If you want Joy to permeate your personality, immerse yourself in the word of God. The Holy Spirit will notice and come with other gifts.