January 27, 2019 The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily by Rev. Dr. Joseph Pearce, C.O., Pastor

Father told us about how we often interchange words that mean close to the same thing. He told us the "joy" and "happiness" are often used interchangeably. However, they don't mean the same thing. Happiness is a feeling, an emotion. It's here one moment and gone the next. We can never really hold on to it. Joy, on the other hand is not a feeling. It is a spiritual gift. It's not an emotion, it's a grace. It's not temporary, it's permanent. It's given to us at baptism. That is why we are called to "rejoice in the Lord", and that is our strength.

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