Saturday, May 11, 2013


Acts 18:23-28; PS 47 God is king of all the earth; John 16:23-28

Yesterday at the morning mass, Pope Francis made the comment that "sourpuss" christians who do not communicate the joy of being loved by God do harm to the witness of the church.

Sourpuss christians....

We find St. Paul doing just the opposite today, "After staying in Antioch some time, Paul left and traveled in orderly sequence through the Galatian country and Phrygia, bringing strenght to all the disciples."

He traveled bringing strength to all the disciples.

What about us?  What do we bring?  What witness do we offer?

JEsus tells us in the gospel, "ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete."

Jesus comes to bring strength to us by giving us his joy and making our joy complete; it is this joy that offers true strength to those we encounter.

We must check the "sour puss" look at home and bear the radiance of Christ.

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