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Joy from Unselfish Loving

Joy from Unselfish Loving

“Joy is a gift in life that is as elusive as it is precious.  We cherish the moments when we are caught up in the experience of real joy.  And we wonder how we can hold on to such moments, or how we can be sure that they will return.  We are tempted to think that this will happen if we have our wishes fulfilled or can extend a moment of pleasure.  Jesus tells us that real joy, like his resurrection, comes only after the suffering that accompanies unselfish loving.”  pg 59

From “Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict”,
By Fr. Michael Casey, OSCO

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