Continue the Journey through The Joy of the Gospel
How apropos that on the Feast of the Epiphany, the day in which our novena to the Magi comes to a close, we are encouraged to continue the journey to the heart of Christ by living The Joy of the Gospel!
Twenty-four days of reading and mediating on the Advent Reflections of The Joy of the Gospel, inspired Janae Bower to share a personal exhortation of what the walk through the Holy Father's first apostolic exhortation meant to her.
Janae didn't see reading The Joy of the Gospel as a simple task that she could just check off her To Do list at the end of Advent, but rather as an opportunity to reflect on her life in light of the words of Pope Francis and ponder what his letter means to her as a wife, a mother, a woman with missionary zeal. Yes, The Joy of the Gospel helped us prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child this year. Yes, the 12 Days of Christmas and the novena to the Magi helped us to begin to unwrap the wonder of the Holy Father's words. And NOW, with all this beautiful preparation in place and as we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, we are encouraged to ask ourselves, "What is the gift that we can present to Jesus in our lives this coming year?"
In this short video, Janae gives us a beautiful insight into how her heart was transformed this Advent and Christmas Season and also shares what she currently does, and is going to do, to live The Joy of the Gospel in 2014 and beyond.
I invite you to grab a cup of coffee, sit back and watch this heartfelt presentation, and I also challenge you to do the same, to make your own Personal Exhortation for the coming year!
Click on the image below, and enJOY!