To live as Christians is to live a joyful life. This is not happiness based on circumstances, but a soul-deep joy in living. But how? There are eight ways in which we live joyfully: Gratitude is important, as is generosity; sometimes we need to change our perspective; not taking ourselves too seriously, having humility and a sense of humor; acceptance of the things we cannot change; forgiveness – of ourselves and others; and having compassion for others.

Scripture: Philippians 4:4 Р7; Colossians 1:9 Р14; 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Р17