“The joy of the Lord is our strength. Therefore, each of us will accept a life of poverty in cheerful trust. We will offer cheerful obedience from our inward joy. We will minister to Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor with cheerful devotion. If our work is done with joy, we will have no reason to be unhappy.”
~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta
- Have I allowed myself to perform works of mercy begrudgingly?
- Do I see Christ in others, especially the poor and marginalized of our society?
- Have I offered cheerful obedience to God, joyfully performing good works out of love of God and love of neighbor, and ever been unhappy doing so?