Joy seems to be the key to everything.  Joy in the Faith, joy in parenting which leads to the Faith, joy in the family which attracts others to the Faith – making the family truly missionary.  Joy, not happiness.  Joy with peace which faces every day, every situation, every trial in faith, saying, “Jesus, I trust in You.”

Joy is a gift and not something I fabricate within myself.  So joy must come from communion, a communion with Love.


Lord, to whom shall we go?

I don’t know of a better way to begin this blog than by simply posting a homily on this past Sunday’s Gospel reading (John 6:60-69) by Bishop-Elect Robert Barron.  It’s a very good way to spend 15 minutes.