Thursday, June 25, 2015

Being Happy for Others Can Be Hard to Do

This is an excerpt from the reflection for today in Living Faith:

That I may . . . rejoice in the joy of your people . . . Psalm 106:5

Sometimes it's hard to be happy for another person. If we have longed for something for ourselves but fail to receive it, our heart can struggle with feeling envy or resentment when we find that in another person's life. . . It takes a generous heart to let joy for someone else enter in when that joy has been denied to oneself. To genuinely wish another well without self-pity or sorrow takes a big heart, one that leans strongly on the One Great Love who understands our pain. - Sr. Joyce Rupp

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