Fr Ray Carey "Philippians: The Epistle of Joy"

From a Roman prison, Paul, "in chains," writes to his converts in the thoroughly Roman city of Philippi to thank them for their supportive gift. In his letter, Paul specifies how being "in Christ" is an enterprise of joy, even in the midst of suffering. Paul's advice to his beloved Philippians applies to us as well, teaching us that the joy of our lives is proclaiming "Jesus Christ is Lord!"