Dear Mary's Child,
“I want to say one word to you and this word is Joy…it is the joy of freshness, the
joy of following Jesus; the joy that the Holy Spirit gives us” – Pope Francis
You can enter into this new year with hope and joy. You know that whatever troubles
you are facing, one thing remains secure. Your salvation in Christ.
“Behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and
stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star”
When the wise men set out on their Epiphany journey, they did not know what path they
would be taking. Yet they were filled with joy, because they knew to follow the
star. That same radiant light of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is ever-present to
In the same way, your life is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Keep your
eyes on Jesus, for he will lead you where you need to go. Your final destination is
certain – eternal life with him. What joy!
You can spread this joy like Our Mother of Perpetual Help. See her face looking at
you, catching your attention, while she points you to her Christ Child. Does your
life catch the attentions of others, directing them to the source of your joy, Jesus?
How can you better follow her example?
In Jesus, through Mary,
Brother Daniel Korn, C.Ss.R.
Redemptorist Missionary of the Denver Province
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