Tag Archives: joy

March 5

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Sober Thought of the Day
“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under my host.”
― Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker

In this Psalm God lets us know that He guides us in his truth, provides us guidelines for living through the Word and tradition of the Church. We can never go wrong or be unsatisfied if we allow ourselves to be guided and taught the paths given to us by our Lord. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 25:4-5AB, 6 AND 7BC, 8-9

R. (6a) Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
and your kindness are from of old.
In your kindness remember me,
because of your goodness, O LORD.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
he teaches the humble his way.
R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Today’s Saint
“The joy promised by the Beatitudes is the very joy of Jesus himself: a joy sought and found in obedience to the Father and in the gift of self to others. …By looking at Jesus you will learn what it means to be poor in spirit, meek and merciful; what it means to seek justice, to be pure in heart, to be peacemakers.” Pope John Paul II (Welcoming Address, 4, 5)

February 19

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Sober Thought for the Day
Joy at the release of a lifetime of frustration knew no bounds. AA Big Book, The Family Afterwards

The joy of living is the theme for AA’s 12th Step and Action is its keyword. 12&12, page 106

If I’m living my life one day at a time, doing the next right thing, treating others in my path with respect with gratitude to God for this gift of sobriety, then each day will be overflowing with Joy, no matter what the circumstances of my life at the time may be. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19

R. (18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.

Glorify the LORD with me,
let us together extol his name.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
and your faces may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
and from all his distress he saved him.
R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

The LORD has eyes for the just,
and ears for their cry.
The LORD confronts the evildoers,
to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.
R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

When the just cry out, the LORD hears them,
and from all their distress he rescues them.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
R. From all their distress God rescues the just.

Today’s Saint
God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us. – Pope John Paul II