Golden Nugget from ‘Joy of the Gospel’ Joy of the Lord Aug 21

"Let the Fire Fall"

“The Gospel, radiant with the glory of Christ’s cross constantly invites us to rejoice. A few example will suffice. ‘Rejoice!’ in the angel’s greeting to Mary. (Lk 1:28) Mary’s visit to Elizabeth makes John leap for joy in his mother’s womb. (Lk 1:41) In her song of praise, Mary proclaims, ‘My spirit rejoice in God my savior.’ (Lk 1:47) When Jesus begins his ministry, John cries out: ‘For this reason my joy has been fulfilled.’ (Jn 3:29) Jesus himself ‘rejoiced in the Holy Spirit.'(Lk 10:21) His message brings us joy: ‘I have said these things to you, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.’ (Jn 15:11) Our Christian joy drinks of his brimming heart. he promise his disciples: ‘You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.'(Jn 16:22) He then goes to say, ‘But I will see you again and…

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