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arejoiceIt has not escaped my notice that each day since the vigil of Easter the gospel acclamation has been the same verse. From Psalm 118:24 we hear or read, This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it. This morning I think I finally got the intended message.

What if, upon rising from sleep, as soon as consciousness kicks in, we took as a practice to repeat – preferably aloud and with conviction – THIS IS the day the Lord has made! Let us be GLAD and REJOICE in it!!! (Emphasis mine, of course.) Maybe, even if we didn’t change the world by that declaration, it might come to have a positive effect on our personal day – every day.