Pope Francis: Arriving at Christian joy is no cakewalk

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(CATHOLIC SENTINEL) — VATICAN CITY — Arriving at Christian joy is no cakewalk, but if we put Jesus at the center of our lives, it is possible to have a joyful faith, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

“The invitation to joy is characteristic of the season of Advent,” the pope said in his Angelus address Dec. 13. “This is joy: to point to Jesus.”

He reflected on the day’s Gospel reading from St. John, and encouraged people to follow the example of St. John the Baptist — in his joy and in his testimony to the coming of Jesus Christ.

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