Live in peace with each other. We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. Make sure that no one ever pays back one wrong with another wrong. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and everyone else.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this. Don’t put out the Spirit’s fire. Don’t despise what God has revealed. Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil…
May the God who gives peace make you holy in every way. May He keep your whole being — spirit, soul, and body — blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes. The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do this.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:13-24
“Being children of God, how can we be sad? Sadness is the end product of selfishness. If we truly want to live for God, we will never lack cheerfulness, even when we discover our errors and wretchedness. …..
Cheerfulness finds its way into our life of prayer, so much so that we cannot help singing for joy. For we are in love, and singing is a thing that lovers do” – St. Josemaria Escriva
“A true Christian is always ready to appear before God. Because, if he is fighting to live as a man of Christ, he is ready at every moment to fulfill his duty” – St. Josemaria Escriva
O Faithful God,
I bow my head in awe at Your magnificence,
as my soul sings for joy and glories in the presence of its Maker.
O Lord God of love and joy and peace,
make me holy;
fill me with Your fire;
protect me from all evil;
as I wait with joyful hope for the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ.
My soul rejoices at Your presence,
O Faithful God of love and peace!.