14th day

«In the Acts of the Apostles we read that the first Christians “ate their food with glad and generous hearts” (2:46). Why should we not also enter into this great stream of joy?»

-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

Comment from our readers…

At dinner with friends or family, I try as best as I can to set aside everything that could distract me from His presence… from their presence. In my opinion, it is the perfect moment to offer them my presence and to appreciate each and everyone’s unique qualities. Sometimes, when I manage to leave behind my own worries and interests, I am able to focus and give myself to others and suddenly I experience a simple and delectable joy. It’s as if, slowly, through the presence and words of others, I am able to experience God’s unconditional love for each and every one of us.