Categories: HomiliesPublished On: May 11th, 2023Tags: , 285 words8.6 min read
Complete Joy

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Complete Joy

Jesus says we are to remain in Him that our joy may be complete. I think people should keep a list of the times that they experienced complete joy. What would yours be? I am sure you would think of all those times where you were during great and wonderful and good things happening around you. And there are levels of joy that can be complete in and of themselves.

In the month of May we have many award nights and banquets for young and old. There are school trophies. Retirement parties. People scheduled weddings. There are graduation parties. I think that when you accomplish a project, you relax a bit, and you feel a sense of joy and accomplishment.

All this listed is but a small drop compared to the ocean of joy God has planned for you. We just celebrated First Communion and this weekend we celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation. The joy of these sacraments is not in what the child has accomplished. No, it is the work of God in them that brings the joy.

Yes, they have studied and prepared, but it is God calling them. He is guiding their discernment as they look to the future. What will they do next? In what ways will they experience God’s joy in their life. It is as the gospel tells us.

“I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.”

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen