Word for the Day

21 Thursday 2nd week of Lent

The word ‘happy’ or. ‘blessed’ is synonymous for ‘holy’. (Gaudete et exsultate 64)

Luke 16:19-31 – `If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’

We are hungry for joy! Our soul has a marked hunger for joy. This is a most basic drive of human nature. … Do I have to prove that our times today lack joy? … This is because people today are in danger of losing their souls, they are enslaved to outward things. They are unable to concentrate, they are not at home in themselves. … Joy is an essential corollary of a more profoundly holy life and striving, and joy is a means to make a holy life and striving fruitful. (Retreat 1934 – JK)

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