…choosing joy…

There is so much negative sludge going around – condemnation, unkindness, defamatory  rhetoric (& not just in the U.S. presidential race!)  Maybe this Lent we can try to take a moment to think about what we say before we say it?  or write it? or forward it? or any-kind-of-social-media it?

Just ‘saying. We can lift ourselves and others up in the Light of God’s love, or we can drag ourselves (& others) down into the doldrums of deceit and darkness.  It’s a choice.

Just like joy is a choice on dreary winter days.

“Joy is not simply a matter of temperament.  In the service of God and others, it is always hard to be joyful – all the more reason why we should acquire it and make it grow in our hearts.  Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which we catch others.”   Mother Teresa

So, what kind of nets are we using?

grace, peace & joyful nets

Virginia : )

02 26 snowy leaves

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5 Responses to …choosing joy…

  1. arlene says:

    This is lovely. I like those quotes from Mother Teresa.

  2. elvagreen123 says:

    I must remember to share Joy. Thank you.

    • Virginia says:

      Elva – so so SO glad to see you have been hard at work on your inspirational blog & book about your father. Sorry i was off blogging for so long, but i look forward to keeping up. Your father sounds like an incredibly inspirational man. Can’t wait to read your book! Blessings, blessings, blessings! Virginia

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