Pope Francis invites us to: “Fast from bitterness and fill your hears with joy.”

Frequently, we hold on to hurts, anger, resentment and become bitter. Our joy is gone and we let bitterness take its place. Pope Francis invites us to consciously replace bitter feelings with joy. Each day search for what gives you joy.

From the Scripture: “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from your, along with all malice. Ephesians 4:31

Other scripture passages you might find helpful are Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 18:21-22, John 15:10-12, Psalm 16:11.

By Sr. Mary Ann Daly, Assistant Chaplain, College of Mount St. Vincent