We all want to be happy. We search for joy in life, often looking in all the wrong places. Today, Jesus offers his joy to us in a total and complete way. We can find that joy in the birth of a baby, in the celebration of milestone events or in service to others.

We are offered complete joy in our relationship with God—by resting in God’s tenderness for us, by trusting in God’s ways, and by remaining in God’s love.

How can I remind myself of God’s tender love for me each day?

How can I share that joy with those I encounter in my day today?

—Marge Sears is a writer and parishioner at Gesu Parish, Detroit MI.