We’re all chasing happiness. But we never seem to catch it, do we? Most things that make us “happy” by worldly standards are just a fleeting feeling. But the Christian life offers us (all of us!) something more: joy.
But how do we find true joy in a world that invites us to seek instant gratification? This is what we want to help our target audience discover. When they start to understand the difference between joy and happiness and apply it to their lives, their hearts become open to a different pursuit.
Here are our top pieces of pre-evangelization content on the topic of joy.
Social copy [IG]: If being happy is the end-all-be-all, we’re headed for a path of disappointment. Happiness is dependent on circumstances and can disappear just as quickly as it came. Joy, on the other hand, has roots that go deeper. It stays with us through the good and the bad because it is rooted in an interior life, rather than transient, material things. Read more about joy in “3 Ways to Differentiate Joy & Happiness” by @GrottoNetwork.
[Twitter&FB]: Joy stays with you when happiness fades. It’s present in both the ups and downs — and that’s why we need it. Read more via @GrottoNetwork
We have to choose joy and keep choosing it. —Henri Nouwen
Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. —Brené Brown
True joy is different from pleasure; joy grows and matures in suffering. —Pope Benedict XVI
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