A Life of Joy

by Sr. Victoria

alifeofjoy2I have been sharing in the life of the Emmanuel sisterhood in Cameroon, Africa for almost six months now.  What continues to amaze me about these sisters is their life of joy. There are many things they don’t have that we as Americans would not do well without, yet they are blessed.


Every Sunday Eucharist, there is still a part of the service that never fails to move me.  At the time of the offering, the sisters strike up a lively song accompanied by drums and other percussive instruments while we begin to dance, two lines in unified movement converging towards each other and then making our way forward to the offering basket.  They have little to offer in the way of money, but they consider it a time to offer themselves anew to God — with joy!

Lord, may it be so in my life!


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