To be happy in this life and forever in eternity.” The answer to “Why did God make you? as found in the old Baltimore Catechism is still valid today. How Our Lady knows that. She desires the we all follow her in joy. There are so many things today that try to rob us of our joy -- sickness, financial concerns, unemployment, sins of all kinds, decisions about the future and on and on. All these concerns pale in light of the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ and His love and mercy. The more we draw closer to Jesus and develop our personal relationship with Him, the more joy and peace we will experience. It’s that simple. The Holy Spirit is the life giver and will always give us the graces we need to focus on the Lord and turn all our concerns over to him. He will guide us if we allow Him. Our Lady gives us the means for that to happen, joyful prayer and surrender. May we turn to Our Lady and ask her to guide us along the path of joy and peace, now and in eternity.