Joy is to be shared

In a much-applauded speech I heard that joy has to be ‘controlled’. This comment really saddened me simply because it is blatantly untrue. Joy is there to be shared and not to be controlled. Joy is to be shared because, as the prayer of St. Francis rightly says: Lord make me an instrument of your peace, … where there is sadness, let me sow joy.

Am I generous enough to share the joy I feel inside me? Or am I simply entrapped by my own fears, insecurities, moods, past hurts or by what others think of me?

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap


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