We often see great joy in the middle of huge
poverty: often the poor can live for the
present moment and enjoy it to the full.
Sometimes in the middle of illness we find a
peace we don’t know from where it comes.
The grace of the risen Jesus can touch our
lives at any time. Let’s not be like Christians
‘whose lives seem like Lent without Easter’
(Pope Francis).
Having lived through the joyful season of
Lent, our hearts are wholly lifted now in joy
received and joy given.
Breathe in and out: on the inbreath echo the
word ‘joy’; on the outbreath echo the word
‘thanks’. Risen Christ, raise our lives in joy.