From the wise men to the wedding at Cana, joy comes from recognizing and affirming the good.
The Magnificat rejoices in a God who acts within human history.
To Mary Clark Moschella, joy is a countercultural phenomenon.
"I've learned a lot from working with trees. More important, I've worked with people on imagining how to love each other."
"Look at the birds of the air," said Jesus. Our lives are more akin to the frantic scurrying of rats and the disciplined marching of ants.
KonMari approaches clutter by asking just one question: "Does this item spark joy?" But this isn't always a simple question.
A worship professor voices frustration at students who conclude a Gospel reading with “Here ends the Gospel.” “The gospel doesn’t end,” my colleague insists. “The gospel is the good news—then and now!” Reading the endings of the canonical Gospels, one imagines that the four evangelists would agree with him. Each of them has difficulties wrapping things up.