Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed.
– Matthew 28:8a
Cana90: Week 7 That Your Joy May Be Full
Christ is Risen! Now that we have learned to discipline ourselves with prayer, fasting, and mercy, we add in joy. This is a sometimes-neglected teaching in Catholicism. Again, joy is more than emotions: joy is a decision to be happy and thankful because you are constantly bringing to mind all that Christ has done for you.
Celebrating doesn’t mean you get to do whatever you want. Authentic JOY comes when you put JESUS first, OTHERS second, and YOURSELF last. This is a challenge! You may want to take this time to revisit the commitments that you made at the beginning of Cana90. Some of them you may want to keep. Others, you may like to change. Hopefully, your heart is more unified with your spouse’s and together you are strengthening your family culture. Modify your commitments as needed and keep going!