Advent Conspiracy — Week 3: The Conspiracy of Joy — Give More

This time of year should be one marked by joy but is so often full of stress, anxiety, and even mourning for some. We often think that joy is “out there somewhere” and so we reach out to grab anything and everything we think might bring it to us. But the truth is that joy is a natural outpouring of God’s work in us — it is, as Paul says, one of the fruits of the Spirit. One of the ways most effective ways to develop the fruit of joy is to give more. Generosity is the soil out of which joy grows.