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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Add Joy to Your World

 Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Jesus taught that we should “Love God with all our heart, soul, and mind. “ And that we should “Love our neighbor as ourselves.”

            The world teaches, however, that we all have our “rights”, and we should look out for #1…OURSELVES.  We say that we teach our children to share, but are we as adults practicing what we preach?  I’m afraid that we have become a very self-centered society.  Do you agree?
            Just think what this world could be like---if we all would put others before ourselves!  No one would have to demand their rights, because we’d be more concerned about one another than ourselves.  We wouldn’t have to worry about locking our doors or being fearful of what others may do, because crime would be non-existent!   When needs arose, people would see them and meet those needs. Life would be joyous and filled with compassion.  Sounds a little like heaven, doesn’t it?

            We may not be able to change the whole world…but we can influence our little corner!   Try putting Jesus first and others a close second.   Not only will you be spreading joy to others, but I have a feeling that your own joyful heart will be written across your face in the form of a great big smile!

Let’s share the joy of the Lord by loving Him first and showing our neighbors that we love them, too!

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