by Blessed James Alberione
The Will of God
Jesus has won for us the grace to be able to subdue our wills. And so we should say to the Lord: "Not what I want but what you want." We should do this in little things, without anticipationg great occasions. Look at Jesus on the cross, with His head bowed in death in submission to the will of His Father.
From A Year With Blessed James Alberione,
Compiled by J. Maurus
God is joy and beauty
Christianity should bring to life joy, which is a prelude to eternal joy. "The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, benevolence, goodness, fidelity, meekness, and self-control" (Gal 5:22).
God is gladness, beauty, joy, and happiness.
It is impossible to find joy, true and full, outside of God.
That divine joy, the "peace which the world despises, but cannot take away" is found precisely in innocence, in holiness.