A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the
bones. (Proverbs 15:30)
As I think of the Christians that have had a great impact on my life and faith, the one common thread that ties them together is this – joy. Joy expressed through smiles and laughter – never at anyone’s expense, but out of a sheer love of God and God’s Creation.
While we certainly will have down days, it is important for us as followers of Christ to share the good news of his love with a joyful Spirit.
“It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.” (St. Francis of Assisi)