Pope Francis exhorts us to live a joy filled life. Francis first shares a few scriptural examples of gladness and joy. He states: ” In the Acts of the Apostles we read that the first Christians ‘ate their food with glad and generous hearts’ (2:46). Wherever the disciples went, ‘there was great joy’ (8:8); even amid persecution they continued to be ‘filled with joy'(13:52). The newly baptized eunuch ‘went on his way rejoicing’ (8:39), while Paul’s jailer ‘and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God’ (16;34).
And now the pope’s question, “Why should we not also enter into this great stream of joy?