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Joy Defined – Joy Awaits You

Joy

Joyous Scrooge

Joy is both a virtue and a fruit of the Holy Spirit. It provides an experience of happiness parallel to nothing else; a sense of deep contentment and satisfaction.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI shared his thoughts on this virtue in his 2012 address at World Youth day, where he stated, “Joy is an important witness to the beauty and reliability of the Christian faith… God wants us to share in his own divine and eternal joy, and he helps us to see that the deepest meaning and value of our lives lie in being accepted, welcomed and loved by him.” I personally feel that joy, described by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, every time I receive Holy Communion. My Continue reading