Joy is not a virtue or an emotion, it is distinct from pleasure and happiness. St Paul tells us that Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Author Fr Michael Doody
Let us prepare the way for Christ to enter into our own hearts by availing ourselves of the sacrament of reconciliation in the leadup to Christmas.
Are we eager to run forth and meet Christ right now? We must get ourselves ready to meet Jesus, so that we can have the eagerness to run forth and meet Him.