Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
We can choose joy only insofar as we can choose the source of our joy. Joy comes as a consequence; it is a fruit. And the depth and permanence of our joy is only going to be as deep and long lasting as what we place our confidence in. Only when we surrender to the love of God can we have a joy that is deeper and more permanent than any amount of suffering that comes from life.
Mass Readings from May 9, 2021:
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 John 4:7-10