“God Helps Us To Be Cheerful”

St. Josemaria Escriva says:

The cheerfulness you should have is not the kind we might call physiological, that of a healthy animal, but a different, supernatural one, which comes from the abandonment of everything and yourself into the loving arms of our Father God.

I want you to be happy on earth. But you won’t be if you don’t lose that fear of suffering.  For as long as we are “wayfarers, it is precisely in suffering that our happiness lies.

Bougainvillea says:

That was an eye-opener for me:  Most of my unhappiness stems from the fact that I am too anxious to suffer or to make sacrifices.  I’ve tried to avoid suffering at all costs, and in the end, the more I suffer from too much anxiety, the more I could not find joy in my life.

One thought on ““God Helps Us To Be Cheerful”

  1. Wow. Such amazing words. I need to look him up. Fear of suffering. It is so hard to let go and not be afraid. No one wants to suffer, but if we put our whole heart into our lives and put our selves in God’s hands, focusing on passing that love around, he won’t let us suffer. I will try to keep this in mind as I begin my day. Thank you!

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