20th day

«Sometimes we are tempted to find excuses and complain, acting as if we could only be happy if a thousand conditions were met. To some extent this is because our "technological society" has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy.»

-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel


Comments from our readers...

I recently experienced a moment of great joy. I read a few excerpts from Edith Stein’s works before going to bed one night, among which was The Science of the Cross; I was greatly moved by my readings.  Upon leaving my room the following morning, there was a small gift bag at my doorstep and in it was a magnificent little cross!  A friend of mine had dropped off the small gift bag. She knows that I am very fond of crosses! I saw it as a sign of the Holy Sprit for He knows how to organize events at the right moment to comfort and strengthen us. This event made me reflect; the cross can bring us great joy...