Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A-Z Challenge: Why I Love Being Catholic (J)

The challenge is on.  Write a post each day in April (minus Sundays) using the letters of the alphabet as your guide. 

The theme I have chosen is "Why I Love Being Catholic".    

Let's continue.... 


Definition: A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

Bible: Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.
            Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always.  I say it again. Rejoice!

Personal:  JOY....a word with special meaning to me.  My mother always used to say, "If I knew what a joy you were going to be, I would have named you Joy." Best mom ever.  (to read more, check out my "Joy Story" page Here. )

And is there anyone who hasn't heard the acronym for finding Joy?

Jesus first
Others second
You last

And what about the children's song, "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart."  That one really sums it up.  Joy is a by-product of living in God.  Have him "down in your heart."

We can study the bible, read church doctrine, and follow traditions til the cows come home, but if we don't find the personal relationship with God that we are meant to have, true joy will escape us.

Being Catholic brings me much joy.

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  1. You bring Joy to me, my friend!
    Another great post.
    Hope all is well with you all. : )

  2. Hi Kathleen! My word for last year was 'joy' so I had seen that word play you have here. Your mom sounds AWESOME. Well, of course, you sound pretty awesome yourself :)
    Wishing you an extra helping of joy today,

  3. Love this! A few years back I chose Joy as my word for they year...I even bought a banner that said joy and kept it out all year.