31 Days of Unexpected Joy: Sacrifice (Day 30)

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You’ve heard it before:
No pain, no gain.
And maybe you’ve come across this:
No trial, no triumph.
Here’s the one I’ve come to understand a little bit better this past month:
No sacrifice, no joy.
Now, it’s one thing to sacrifice something and experience pride because of it – and there’s nothing wrong with a healthy sense of pride over a job well done.
The joy I’m talking about, however, comes from an interior knowledge that you’re uniting the discomfort of your present circumstance with the Ultimate Suffering of Christ on the Cross

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Heather Anderson Renshaw is on a mission to bring Jesus to the godforsaken Pacific Northwest one Divine Mercy Chaplet at a time. A devoted wife and mother to five, Heather notoriously bites off more than she can chew in the name of the New Evangelization. Heather is a speaker, writer, event founder, radio show producer + host, liturgical musician, and reluctant minivan chauffeur. An on-fire revert to the faith, Heather enjoys the buzz of a busy coffee shop, the blessed silence of an Adoration chapel, all things Italy, and avoiding matching socks at all cost.

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