Glad Tidings : A Catholic Reflection: "Because the Lord of the universe allows us to actually have a part in building His kingdom, we 'raise a glad cry' (Is 44:23). We gratefully tell the Lord: 'I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, Most High' (Ps 9:3).
This gladness transcends our circumstances. From his prison, St. Paul tells his coworkers: 'Even if my life is to be poured out as a libation over the sacrificial service of your faith, I am glad of it and rejoice with all of you. May you be glad on the same score, and rejoice with me!' (Phil 2:17-18)"
I've been sinking into a pit of self pity lately and I want OUT! Please pray for me.