“Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.”
Philippians 3:1 NLT
St. Paul repeatedly called Christians to REJOICE IN THE LORD! He tells the Philippians “WHATEVER HAPPENS…REJOICE!” The message is powerful and personal to you dear brother and sister. No matter what is happening around you, look at the awesome and wonderful glory you have in Christ Jesus our Lord and rejoice! Your true peace is not going to come from this world nor from people in this world, but it will come from uniting with God and being in His presence! So NEVER GET TIRED of thinking positively and reminding others over and over to remain JOYFUL in the Lord! NEVER GET TIRED of comforting others by saying “All will turn out for good!” NEVER GET TIRED of reassuring your brothers and sisters that “God is Good and deals with us out of His goodness!” NEVER GET TIRED of encouraging people around you by saying “You are blessed by God who loves you!” NEVER GET TIRED of helping friends to see the positives despite the negatives! NEVER GET TIRED of walking alongside others strengthening and safeguarding their faith by praying for them and prompting them to fix their eyes on the Lord and REJOICE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS!
I thank you for all that you do in my life! For the breath I take in and out…For the very existence You gave me…For the Church doors that You opened before me…For saving me and granting me the grace of Your Spirit through the holy sacraments of Your Church…For the family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and all people around me! You are my Lord Who abides in me and I abide in You! You are my all in all and in You I rejoice! Amen!