Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saint Quotes on Joy

"Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter." -- St. Pio of Pietrelcina

"We are not saints yet, but we, too, should beware. Uprightness and virtue do have their rewards, in self-respect and in respect from others, and it is easy to find ourselves aiming for the result rather than the cause. Let us aim for joy, rather than respectability. Let us make fools of ourselves from time to time, and thus see ourselves, for a moment, as the all-wise God sees us." -- St. Philip Neri

“Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.” -- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

"Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls." -- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"We are at Jesus’ disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We must say, 'I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.'  And this is our strength. This is the joy of the Lord." -- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"A heart filled with joy is more easily made perfect than one that is sad."  -- St. Philip Neri

"For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever." -- St. Therese of Lisieux

"Christian joy is a gift of God flowing from a good conscience."  -- St. Philip Neri

"Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer." -- St. Francis of Assisi

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