Finding Joy | One-Minute Homily

by | May 12, 2024 | One-Minute Homily

Where do you find joy? Carlos Martinez-Vela reflects that God’s love is most often reflected through our everyday relationships. Based on the readings from the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

​​Where do you find joy?

Hello, I am Carlos Martinez-Vela and this is my one minute reflection.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus lifts his eyes to heaven and tells the Father “I speak in the world so that they [the disciples] may share my joy completely.” In our lives, when we remain close to God, who is love, we find joy.

Pope Francis says in his apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, “God does not hide himself from those who seek him with a sincere heart.” These days, it can seem hard to find joy around us. But even when we feel lost, God is there, protecting us.

Even when we feel down, our friends, family, and community are with us. They, too, are an expression of God’s love. This is how we share in that joy completely: when we love Him and when we find love in each other. 

 So, today, go out and take a walk. Be “sent into the world” and “remain in love.”


Carlos Andrés Martínez Vela, SJ   /   All posts by Carlos Andrés