Dancing for Joy

GOD WANTS TO TEACH YOU TO DANCE.

Living in the presence of God causes us to dance for joy. It is easy to lose sight of his presence. It is easy to wander from his ways. It is easy to become blind to his presence as a result of the crippling selfishness that we all fall victim to if we are left to our own devices. Fortunately, God is not content leaving us to our own devices.

The more we close the gap between the person we are today and the person God created us to be, the more we will experience that joy. The more we close the gap between the life we are living today and the life Jesus invites us to live through the Gospels, the more we will experience that joy.

So what stops us from closing the gap and dancing for joy?

Excerpt taken from Chapter 29 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).

Focus

Who or what is robbing you of joy?

Act

Spend time in the presence of God today. Visit your parish, or a Eucharistic chapel—anywhere where Jesus is present in the tabernacle—and spend at least 10 minutes with Jesus.

Want to learn more about Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist? Check out Dr. Allen Hunt’s CD The #1 Reason I Love Being Catholic.

Pray

Lord, teach me to dance for joy.

Watch today’s second video, featuring a Dynamic Catholic team member. John Christensen is our Director of Special Initiatives, and comes to us from Fort Wayne, Indiana. John loves the Green Bay Packers, running, and ice cream (which is why he has to run!).

Who or what is robbing you of joy?