"God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us." (St. John Paul the Great)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI

During my holy hour last night, I came across this passage in my prayer journal. It is from Pope Benedict's address to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, given on February 10, 2006.
Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of the truth, draws to himself the heart of each person, enlarges it and fills it with joy. Indeed, truth alone can take possession of the mind and make it rejoice to the full. It is this joy that increases the dimensions of the human heart, lifting it from the narrowness of selfishness and rendering it capable of authentic love.
Jesus is the Truth. Truth fills our hearts with joy. Joy increases our ability to love. Beautiful!

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