Day 22
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Scripture
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete.  —John 16:24

Wisdom
Joy is that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. Normally we are happy when something good happens and we are unhappy when something happens that we do not consider good. We pick and choose. But joy is our wholehearted response to whatever opportunity is given to us at any moment. It does not depend on what happens. —Brother David Steindl-Rast, The Music of Silence

Prayer
Untie us O God. Free us from the expectations of happiness, and instead bind us to a deeper joy, wholehearted and unshakable. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster