Joy: an emotion of keen or lively pleasure arising from present or expected good.
This definition explains why as a Christian I should always be full of joy. At times of quietness and prayer, with the realisation and acceptance that God loves me intimately, I am filled with a deep certainty that all will be well.
Josephite Religious Sisters Louise McDonell and Kathryn McCabe have lived in community together for 16 years and have become an integral part of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry. They have represented a continual Josephite presence in our community since the Sisters of St Joseph first came to the parish in 1958 to establish Holy Name Primary School at Forster.
Jesus was speaking to the crowds when his mother and his brothers appeared; they were standing outside and were anxious to have aword with him. But to the man who told himthis he replied, ‘Who is my mother? Who aremy brothers? ’ And stretching out his handtowards his disciples he said, ‘Here are mymother and my brothers. Anyone who does thewill of my Father in heaven, he is my brotherand sister and mother.' (12:46-50)