How many of us begin the day with joy? It can seem like a tall order, I know – so many things can pull us down so quickly. But what if we were to try shifting the focus of our first morning thoughts. Taking just a moment to remember our Lord and the victory we have through Him will bring encouragement for the whole day. And It might just become a habit!
“The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving. The Christian life is an unending festival. And the festival we keep, now that our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us, is a joyful celebration of his sacrifice, together with a spiritual feasting upon it.”
”Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”