Franciscan Sister Cecilia Joy Kugel writes an article for Catholic Link entitled Better Than Happy: The Joy of Your True Calling.
I was a postulant with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity when I learned that there is a difference between being happy and being joyful. Up until then, I had thought the terms were interchangeable. Someone could be happy being able to see their friends. A new smartphone could spark joy.
My postulant directress thought differently. Continue reading here.