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You Can Experience Full Joy

March 06, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Peter of Damascus on how to experience joy.

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Would you like to experience full joy? I’m not talking about simple happiness, or short-term excitement, but a truly joyful life.

St. Peter of Damascus tells us how:

Freedom from anxiety makes (the heart) rejoice and give thanks; and the grateful offering of thanks augments the gifts of grace it has received. And as the blessings increase, so does the thankfulness, and so does the pure prayer offered with tears of joy. Slowly the man emerges from the tears of distress and from the passions, and enters fully into the state of spiritual joy.

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