Monthly Meditation – FEBRUARY

“Joy is one of the best safeguards against temptation.  The devil is a carrier of dust and dirt and he uses every opportunity to throw what he has at us.  But a joyful heart protects us from this dirt.  That is because Jesus is there in our joy.  Jesus takes full possession of our soul when we surrender to  him joyfully.  St. Francis de Sales said, ‘A sad saint is a bad saint.’ St. Teresa of Avila worries about her sisters only when she saw them lose their joy.  Joy is a source of power for us.”

~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta

For reflection:

  1. Think about the last couple of days.  What brought me joy?  Did you exhibit that joy to others?  If not, why not?
  2. Has joy been a source of power in my life?
  3. In what ways can I be joyful in times of trouble  or distress, when the whole world seems to be at odds with me?
  4. How can I increase joy in my life?

Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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