Rev. Angel Rivero, Pastor of Marina UMC in Monterey Bay, California
Allowing the Holy Spirit into your heart creates an environment of joy. Angel reminded us that there’s a difference between joy and happiness: While happiness is a temporary emotion, joy is a state of mind. It allows room for us to wrestle with the emotions we feel. Angel says with joy in our hearts we can move into the world’s hurts and injustices. When we choose joy, we’re able to live like Jesus, who is our joy to the world. Click here to download related discussion questions.