"I make my own the words of Paul VI, which are as timely as if they had been written yesterday...
[M]ay the world of our time, which is searching, sometimes in anguish, sometimes with hope, be enabled to receive the Good News not from evangelizers who are dejected, discouraged, impatient or anxious, but from ministers of the Gospel whose lives glow with fervor, who have first received the joy of Christ, and who are willing to risk their lives so that the Kingdom of God may be proclaimed and the Church established in the midst of the world." May 17, 2013
Are we a people full of joy? Do our lives "glow with fervor"? That is quite a challenge.
Sometimes poor health or emotional wounds can prevent us from living a life that can be a witness and an inspiration to others. Do other people look at my life and say, "I want whatever she has that brings her such joy and peace."?
This can be a day of joy if I choose. This day I can "glow with fervor" if I remember that my life is a gift to be shared with others.