quote by Katharine Drexel

If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.

— Katharine Drexel

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Joyful heart quote A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to yo
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

You can be healed of depression if every day you begin the first thing in the morning to consider how you will bring a real joy to someone else.

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.

Joyful heart quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature.

We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.

Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.


Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone.

Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.

Joyful heart quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

The sweet music of your own joy and success is a cultivation of both the heart and mind.

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.

My sweetest Joy is to be in the presence of Jesus in the holy Sacrament.

I beg that when obliged to withdraw in body, I may leave my heart before the holy Sacrament. How I would miss Our Lord if He were to be away from me by His presence in the Blessed Sacrament!

Joyful heart quote Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one.


Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light.

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.

Joyful heart quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,- When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings- I know why the caged bird sings!

God is the source of life and light and joy to the universe.

Like rays of light from the sun, like the streams of living water bursting from a living spring, blessings flow out from Him to all His creatures. And wherever the life of God is in the hearts of men, it will flow out to others in love and blessing.

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Joyful heart quote You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth ha
You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.

You open your heart knowing that there's a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.

Joyful heart quote Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your h
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

Be calm, be strong, be grateful, and become a lamp full of light, that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated, and that the sun of everlasting joy arise from the dawning-place of heart and soul, shining brightly.


If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.

Joyful heart quote Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pret
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!

Day by day become more and more intimate with the inner stillness, joy and love which is the fragrance your own pure heart. Keep quiet.

Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self.

Joyful heart quote Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose,
Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.

Every time I hear anyone speak of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or of the Blessed Sacrament I feel an indescribable joy. It is as if a wave of precious memories, sweet affections and joyful hopes swept over my poor person, making me tremble with happiness and filling my soul with tenderness.


Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.

Joy requires one to be awake, Adjusting the heart's ambience to bright.

Some prefer the dark, as is their right, On grounds of agony, and to forsake Not only bliss, but all that's blessed by light.

Joyful heart quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

Evangelion (that we call the gospel) is a Greek word and signifieth good, merry, glad and joyful tidings, that maketh a man's heart glad and maketh him sing, dance, and leap for joy.

For what pleasure can compare the pleasure of bringing joy and hope to other hearts. The more we make others happy the greater will be our own happiness and the deeper our sense of having served humanity.

Don't cheat yourself out of music. Music is one thing. The music business is another thing. Save enough of yourself to keep living anyway. Save enough joy in your heart to enjoy it. Let your reward be in the doing of it.

Joyful heart quote If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to othe
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.

Joy and pain, they are but two arteries of the one heart that pumps through all those who don't numb themselves to really living.

Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy...As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire.

God is always working to make His children aware of a dream that remains alive beneath the rubble of every shattered dream, a new dream that when realized will release a new song, sung with tears, till God wipes them away and we sing with nothing but joy in our hearts.

Prayer is an aspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trail as well as joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus.

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.

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