‘Tis the Season of Joy

December 10, 2016

Too often, our joy is dependent on our situation in life. Though in prison, his death imminent, John the Baptist rested in an eternal joy – confident in the promised Messiah. “When we rely on God, joy is the result. Empowered by God, we can go into the world, engaging in right relationship with God and neighbor. We can therefore live in a reality that is both God-centered and other-centered. This rightful ordering of our relationships and our place in creation allows us to say yes to the life and labors before us. Therein lies our happiness.” Carol L. Wade