A blessed and happy Christmas to all!
Back on the Third Sunday of Advent, we were told, “Be joyful!” (Gaudete!) in anticipation of the coming celebration of the Birth of Christ.
That day has arrived! Christ is born for us and so we sing joy to the world. This notion of joy is embedded within the Christian life – it comes with the territory of following Christ. Joy is a fruit, a natural outgrowth, of the divine life of charity within our souls.
To help us to meditate on what Christian joy is, enjoy the following audio clip from Fr. Paul Murray, OP, of the Irish Dominican Province. You may recall, Fr. Murray delivered the St. Albert the Great Lecture here at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer back in September. His spiritual insights are worth the listen. Click here to listen.