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By Ann Burns, Catholic East Texas, Oct. 21, 2021

I want to live a beautiful life and I imagine you do too. I am not talking about beautiful in terms of Insta-worthy, but rather, deep in my heart. I desire peace, joy, complete confidence in Christ, and an abundance of love. Ultimately, I am talking about cultivating a beautiful interior life. But when life is so noisy and full of bad news, how do we find this kind of joy?

Ephesians 4:22-24 sheds insight on how to do this: “Put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.” …