Let us all rejoice in
the Lord and keep festival in honor of those who gave their lives for others, who taught us the wonders of life through their brave struggle to live, who died for the cause of justice, who left no other mark on the world than their love of God in their love for others.
Now is the time for Christians to rejoice, since Scripture says that we should rejoice in
our sufferings, knowing that suffering trains us to endure with patience, patient endurance makes us pleasing to God, and being pleasing to God gives us ground for a hope that will not be disappointed.
You have made their gladness greater, you have made their joy increase; they rejoice in
your presence as people rejoice at harvest time [Isaiah 9:1-2].
The fact that light is the laughter of the sky, proceeding from the joy of the celestial gods, humans reveal, who, as often as they rejoice in
spirit and laugh in countenance, really shine within and are dilated in spirit and are also seen to shine in countenance, especially in the eyes, which are the most celestial feature, and who by laughter, a likeness of heaven, effect a circular movement.
He said love does not rejoice in
wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
Earlier this year Caring Products announced that it had achieved distribution of Rejoice in
46 states and the District of Columbia.
Turn to God -- Rejoice in
Hope", the theme of the eighth assembly of the World Council of Churches, has a very important message to Christians in my increasingly secularized part of the world.